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NDLEA arrests suspects with 1.1kg cocaine worth N264m

by Kunle Awosiyan

The long arm of the law has caught up with two drug traffickers in possession of 1.1kilograms of cocaine with a street value of two- hundred-and-sixty-four million naira

This was revealed in a statement by the Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi

According to him, the suspects- a trans-border trafficker, Emeka Okoro and another drug dealer, Ibrahim Bello were arrested in Abuja by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA

While Okoro was intercepted with 900grammes of cocaine in a commercial bus along Abuja-Gwagwalada road on Monday 26th April, 2021 based on intelligence, Bello was nabbed with 200grammes of the illicit drug in Zuba area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, same day through a controlled delivery operation

In another development, the Kogi state Command of the NDLEA has intercepted and seized 157.5kilogrammes of skunk concealed in false panels in a Peugeot J5 bus while a 43-year-old suspect, Christian Godwin was arrested.

According to the Commander, Kogi state Command of the Agency, Adewunmi Alfred, the suspect and his consignment were intercepted at a patrol point in Lokoja, the state capital.

In his reaction, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended officers and men of the FCT and Kogi state Commands of the Agency for their vigilance and commitment to the task of ridding the country of illicit drugs.

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