Pregnant woman arrested in NDLEA undercover operation in multiple states
By Jeph Ajobaju, Editor-in-Chief
Favor Haruna, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, was arrested with 82 pinches of methamphetamine and various amounts of other illegal drugs, including Loud, Arizona, Colorado cannabis variants and codeine-based cough syrup.
The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) made the arrest in Auchi, Edo State, according to a statement released by NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi.
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He also cited drug seizures in several other states including Lagos, Ondo, Abuja, Kano, Gombe, Kogi and Sokoto.
He said a Brazilian returnee, Okolie Nwabueze, was arrested for importing 92 packages of cocaine through Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.
Nwabueze, a father of two, had arrived in Nigeria on a Qatar Airline flight en route Brazil-Doha-Abuja. After his arrest, he was kept under surveillance until he excreted the drugs he had ingested, Babafemi revealed.
A 42-year-old man, Aliyu Kwasare, was arrested at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano, for attempting to export a shipment of the new psychoactive substance, Akuskura, to Saudi Arabia.
At the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, more than one million tramadol 225mg tablets were seized by the NDLEA in conjunction with the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Babafemi said.
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According to Babafemi, by The punch.
He said a raid on the Cannabis Plantation Camp in Emure Forest in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State led to the arrest of 20-year-old Monday Onoja; Daniel Kehinde, 25; and Obinna Okechukwu, 35; with 16 bags of the illicit substance seized.
Attempts by drug cartels to export 7.805 kg of methamphetamine to the United States and Australia were thwarted, he added, and also confirmed drug seizures and the arrest of suspects in Gombe. , Kogi and Sokoto.