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Liberia-bound Nigerians Caught with Narcotics

The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency of Nigeria (NDLEA) has arrested two persons in connection with the attempt to export 950grams of Heroin to Liberia through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, in Lagos.

The heroin was found concealed in the soles of lady’s foot-wears.

The consignment was billed to pass through checks at the cargo shed section of the airport.

Femi Babafemi, spokesman of the agency identified the arrested suspects as Idokoja Solomon Chukwurah and Patrick John Tochukwu.

Both were arrested between 16th and 17th April in connection with attempt to export the drug to Monrovia, Liberia.

Babfemi also revealed the seizure of no less than 88,734 doses of Tramadol, Pentazocine, Diazepam and Swinol in raids in Kano, Kaduna, Benue and Akwa Ibom states.

In Kano, Aliyu Usman, 28, was arrested at Railway area of the state capital with 47,000 capsules of Tramadol and 2,000 ampules of pentazocine injection on Tuesday 19th April while Saminu Usman, 28, was nabbed with 24,710 Tramadol tablets at Gadar Tamburawa area of Kano two days earlier.

In Benue, another dealer, Emeka Eze was arrested at an NDLEA checkpoint at Adikpo, Kwande Local Government area of the state with 10,000 Tramadol capsules and 900 tablets of swinol, while in Kaduna state, the duo of Raphael Daniel and David Musa were arrested at Mando park, Kaduna with 1kg of Cocaine on Thursday 21st April.

A week after Muhammad Sani Ibrahim sent 12.1kg of cannabis from Lagos to Kaduna, operatives were able to trace and arrest him last Thursday and brought him to Kaduna after his consignment was intercepted.

Another dealer, Kamilu Ibrahim was also arrested same day at Kargi village in Kubau LGA, Kaduna State with 10.6kg Cannabis Sativa, while Bashir Ibrahim was arrested on Friday 22nd April after his four consignments containing Cannabis Sativa weighing 44.6kg were intercepted three days earlier along Abuja-Kaduna express road.

In Akwa Ibom state, operatives arrested two female drug dealers: Eno-Obong Edet, 36, and Hossana Esema Ukpong, 28, with various quantities of Rohypnol, Diazepam, Tramadol and Cannabis.

Also nabbed was a suspected fake security agent. He was arrested on Saturday 23rd April in Abuja while moving 23.8kg cannabis from Lagos to Maiduguri, Borno state.

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