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Drug cartel busted in Lagos, 90 suspects arrested including Indian – NDLEA


At least 90 suspected, including an Indian man, were arrested when the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA raided some drug cartels in parts of Lagos.

The Vanguard reports that a total of 614.396 kilograms of various hard drugs were seized by NDLEA operatives during the raid of some drug spots in Agege, Ikorodu, Lekki, Okokomaiko and other parts of the state.

According to the Lagos state Commander of the Agency, Mr. Ralph Igwenagu, “the breakdown of the seizures is as follows: Cannabis Sativa 577.020 kg; Cocaine 0.183kg, Heroine 0.003 kg, Tramadol 36.202kg (7,697) tablets, Rohypnol 0.208kg (646) tablets, Diazapam 0.462kg (2066) tablets, Exol-5 0.52kg (316) tablets, making a total of 614.396kg of different types of hard drugs seized.”

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One of the drug syndicates busted during the raids is co-ordinated by one Samuel Ebenezer in Lekki, whose cartel imports special sophisticated drugs baked in cakes, biscuits and cookies from the United States and sells to the rich and affluent people in Lekki and Lagos Island.

The second syndicate is co-ordinated by an Indian, Inderpreet Singh, alias Bobby that imports Tramadol 225mg from India and sells in Nigeria from his Osy Agomo Close, Apple Estate, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos. Mr. Singh is also a dealer in tricycle parts and the Managing Director of Rashaan Trading Ltd.

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Arrested with him is a Nigerian, one Sylvester Omorodion. In his reaction to the Apapa seaport seizure and Lagos raids, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd) commended the Commanders, men and officers of the Commands involved in the operations.

He charged them to remain focussed on the maxim of his leadership— offensive action against illicit drug users, peddlers, traffickers and the barons. (Vanguard)

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