NDLEA Arrests Couple With 273 Bags Of Cannabis In Ogun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Mr. and Mrs. Jesutofunmi Solomon for possessing 273 bags of cannabis Sativa weighing 3.5 kilograms.

NDLEA Arrests Couple With 273 Bags Of Cannabis In Ogun

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NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the couple were among 20 suspects recently arrested during Ogun, Osun, Ondo, and Edo raids.

He said, “Operatives in Ogun State in the early hours of Saturday, 12th Nov., raided a warehouse in the Ogere area of Ikene LGA, where they seized 273 jumbo bags of cannabis sativa weighing 3,533 kilogrammes from a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jesutofunmi Solomon.

“This came on the heels of the seizure of 176kgs of C/S at Ogere trailer park on Wednesday, 9th Nov., and the destruction of 15 hectares of cannabis plantation in the Gbamgbam area of the state.

In a related development, NDLEA operatives also arrested a businesswoman, Okefun Darlington Chisom over her links with two Pakistanis: Asif Muhammed, 45 and Hussain Naveed, 57, arrested at the Lagos airport with 8 kilograms of cocaine concealed in a sound system while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Lahole, Pakistan via Doha on Saturday November 5.

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An automobile parts dealer, Omeje Oliver (a.k.a David Mark) who was arrested on Monday 31st October in Enugu where he fled to after abandoning his business at Aspanda, Trade Fair Complex Lagos since April 16 in connection with the seizure of 600 grams of heroin concealed inside soles of ladys footwears going to Liberia, has been linked to another drug seizure.

A further look at the Agencys database reveals Omeje was also involved in a case of 1.580kg Methamphetamine that was seized from one Victor Nwobodo Friday, who was arrested at the MMIA during his aborted trip to Jakarta, Indonesia on February 6, 2018. Charges have been filed against the suspect at the Federal High Court Lagos in respect of the old seizure in addition to that of the recent one.

Meanwhile, NDLEA operatives attached to the SAHCO import shed of the MMIA Lagos have intercepted another consignment of Tramadol from Karachi, Pakistan. A total of 6 cartons comprising 497,900 tablets of Royal Tramaking brand of Tramadol 225mg with a gross weight of 304.90 kilograms were recovered after a joint examination by stakeholders on Friday 11th Nov.

In the same vein, operatives in Osun state have raided a cannabis plantation at Obada sawmill, Owena Ijesa in Oriade LGA where they destroyed 1.2hectares, recovered 2,823kgs of processed C/S and arrested 13 suspects on Sunday November 6.

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In Ondo, operatives seized 78kgs of cannabis from a dealer, Beauty Godwin at Ofosu along Benin-Ore express road, and another 264kgs from Abdul Rasheed Mohammed, and Abdul Rasheed Haruna at Sanusi camp 2 in Owo, while in Rivers state, anti-narcotics officers of the Agency arrested Damion Onuoha during a raid at Elele Alimini community, Emuoha LGA, where he was found with 1.6kgs of Methamphetamine as well as monetary exhibit amounting to six hundred and fifty thousand, seven hundred naira (N650,700.00). A joint operation with the military at Habour road, Port Harcourt City also led to the arrest of Sandra David and seizure of different quantities of cocaine and heroin as well as two million, fifty five thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira (N2,055,750.00) cash exhibit from her home.

In Edo state, operatives located and destroyed 10 clusters of cannabis sativa farms measuring 14 hectares at Igwalor forest, Uhunmwonde LGA where five bags of processed C/S weighing 47.7kgs were recovered, while a raid at Obadan village, in the same LGA also led to the recovery 11 bags of cannabis sativa seeds weighing 399kgs and 34 bags of processed substance weighing 431kgs, bringing the total weight to 830kgs. Two suspects: Enododia Sunday and Osayaba Paul were arrested at the scene.

While commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Rivers and Edo Commands of the Agency for the successful operations in the past week, Chairman and Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Marwa (Retd), CON, OFR urged them and their counterparts across the country to intensify the heat on drug barons and cartels.

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NDLEA Arrests Couple With 273 Bags Of Cannabis In Ogun

NDLEA Arrests Couple With 273 Bags Of Cannabis In Ogun NDLEA Arrests Couple With 273 Bags Of Cannabis In Ogun NDLEA Arrests Couple With 273 Bags Of Cannabis In Ogun NDLEA Arrests Couple With 273 Bags Of Cannabis In Ogun

KanyiDaily had also reported how the NDLEA arrested two Pakistani businessmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

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