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NDLEA bursts snake, arrests 2 in Edo ..Intercepts 8.2kg methamphetamine concealed in imported chocolate packs in Lagos

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A snake guarded shrine used to store illicit drugs in Igor community, Benin city, Edo state, has been raided by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, who detected a specially constructed large hole storage in a wall covered with wallpapers and fetish objects
and quantities of illicit substances including methamphetamine, Loud, Colorado and Arizona, all strong strains of cannabis with a total weight of 8.743 kilograms, which were pulled out from the deep hole dug in the wall of a shrine .

At least, two ladies: Sonia Chinonso Ezumezu and Risikatu Tijani were arrested during the intelligence-led operation on the 18th of this month after the big black snake guarding the structure was demobilized.

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In the same vein, two suspects: Obi Ferguson,45, and Ernest Abanum, 46, were also nabbed on Saturday when NDLEA operatives raided Usen forest in Ovia South West LGA, Edo state where 209kg cannabis and a motorcycle were recovered.

Meanwhile, NDLEA officers in Lagos have intercepted a consignment of 8.2 kilograms of methamphetamine at a motor park in Mazamaza, Ojo area of the state.

The highly addictive illicit substance, also called ice or crystal meth was packed in imported Dunkin’ turtle love chocolate wraps and concealed in the casing of three loud speakers.

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A 39-year-old accused, Michael Odiomume who was sending the item to Owerri, Imo state was promptly arrested on Wednesday at the park.

In Abuja, operatives on Tuesday intercepted a white Nissan Frontier pick up vehicle with amber lights and fake registration number of a security agency at Kiyi village in Kuje area of the FCT. The vehicle was loaded with 454 compressed blocks of cannabis sativa, weighing 340.8kg procured at Uzeba, Edo state.

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A 76-year-old grandfather, Mr. Francis Omofa, linked to the substance, was arrested.

He claimed to have been in the illicit business for 10 years.

With the same vigour, Commands and formations of the Agency across the country continued their War Against Drug Abuse, named WADA, sensitization activities in schools, worship centres, work places and communities among others in the past week.

The WADA enlightenment lecture for students and teachers of St. Peters College, Nibo, Anambra; students and staff of Apostolic Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun state; students and teachers of Immanuel Baptist High School, Oyo town, Oyo state; students and staff of Federal Government Science and Technical College, Otukpa, Benue state, as well as WADA advocacy lecture for Muslim faithful during their juma’at prayer in Umuahia, Abia state and an advocacy visit to the First Lady of Enugu state, Mrs. Nkechinyere Mbah by the state Command of NDLEA.

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While commending the officers and men of Edo, Lagos, and FCT Commands, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) noted the balance in their drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts as well as those of their compatriots across the country.

He charged them to maintain the ongoing offensive action against drug cartels as they continue to intensify their war against drug abuse.


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