Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a Brazil based suspected drug dealer, Okafor Okwudili Moses over a 2.55 kilograms of cocaine recovered from a toilet at the E-Arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The drug was discovered in the toilet of the airport on Friday 12th November after it was apparently abandoned by a trafficker who was obviously scared of being caught by narcotic Officers at the airport. 

The suspect flew in via an Ethiopian Airline from Brazil the next day and was promptly arrested. He admitted owning the consignment during interrogation while in custody.

In a separate operation, a suspected fake security agent, Abdullahi Mohammed, who claimed to be serving in one of the security formations in Mubi, Adamawa state was arrested with four blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 4kg along Bazza-Michika road. 

Four other suspects were arrested at different locations in Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Areas of the State with assorted substances such as Cannabis, Diazepam, Exol-5 and Tramadol tablets.  

Three persons: Alabi Idowu, Oluwatomipe Olorundare and Finity Sunday were arrested on Monday 15th November and a total of 2,771kgs of Cannabis recovered from them at Oke-Ogun camp, Ipele, Owo Local Government Area. A 59-year-old Mrs. Joy Peter was nabbed with over 39kg cannabis and Tramadol tablets in Indo State.

Over 2, 832kg of drugs were seized and more than two hectares of cannabis farms destroyed in parts of Ekiti state. While 2,582kg of Cannabis was recovered on Tuesday 16th November from Itapaji forest, Ipao, Ikole Local Government Area, 250kg was seized from Ise forest, Ise-Orun Local Government Area, where the cannabis farm was also destroyed.

In Ebonyi State, a 29-year-old Ivoh Chukwuemeka, alongside his girlfriend, Ogbonna Peace, 18, were accosted along the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway with 20.357kg cannabis. 

In the same vein, 377.5kg cannabis was seized from at least two suspects: Lucky Okhian and Aaron Monday in Owan West Local Government Area as well as the Okpokhumi forest in Owan East Local Government Areas of Edo state.

In his reaction, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) commended the officers and men involved in the operations across the commands. 

"We are proving to the bad guys and merchants of death that well not stay a step ahead of them but two steps in this game, and this we must sustain as we prepare to go into the new year", he charged.

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