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NEWS UPDATE: NDLEA arrests 15 drug dealers, seizes 8,268kg of cocaine, heroin, others

NEWS UPDATE: NDLEA arrests 15 drug dealers, seizes 8,268kg of cocaine, heroin, others

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has captured 15 street pharmacists in its ‘Hostile Action’ operation.

The extended facilitated activities occurred in seven states: Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Bauchi, Adamawa, Ondo, Edo and Anambra states.

The Director of Media and Advocacy of the office, Mr Femi Babafemi, in the explanation clarified that it has seized around 8,268 kilograms of arranged unlawful medications, including cocaine, heroin, tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk, among others.

Babafemi clarified that the activity started on August 1 and went on until Saturday across the seven states.

According to him, the activity was pointed toward wiping up illegal medications in the influenced states to guarantee mental stability in the society.

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The activity, as per the assertion, was coordinated by the NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd), as steps taken against all medication cartels across the country.

The explanation clarified that the majority of the unlawful medications were seized from Edo and Ondo states .

It further clarified that a 27-year-old, Omokayode Adedayo, was captured on Friday on Oda street, Akure South Local Government Area in Ondo.

Babafemi added that the hostile activity in Akwa Ibom prompted the recuperation of 64.903 kilograms of illegal medications and 1.203 kilograms of rocks from a 26-year-old Nwoye Solomon.

He noticed that in Adamawa State, Ikechukwu Onuh, a street pharmacist, was captured at Jimeta, Yola, on Thursday with 14.400 kilograms of tramadol bundled as diclofenac to try not to be detected.

According to the assertion, “In Enugu State, 19.08 kilograms of cocaine and skunk were recuperated from three suspects, including a 35-year old disabled person, Iyiogwe Chinenye and 25-year old Aja David.”

It expressed that various amounts of cocaine and heroin were additionally seized from a 18-year old street pharmacist, Jude Chinedu, during strikes at Inland town space of Onitsha, Anambra.

The proclamation added that in excess of 59 kilograms of a psychotropic substance, pentazocine, was likewise blocked in a transport from Jos, Plateau, to Bauchi State with in excess of 148 kilograms of various variations of skunk.

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The NDLEA representative saw that various amounts of tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk going to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and UAE were caught in two dispatch firms in Lagos.

He clarified that the captures were made by opiate officials of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation in the agency.

The NDLEA executive, while responding to the attacks made, hailed the endeavors of the officials and men of the seven orders for their perseverance and charged them not to lay on their oars.

He guaranteed that a cross country hostile activity would proceed across all orders until the last gram of unlawful medication is recovered from the road to free the general public of any medication that is hindering to the prosperity of Nigerians.

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