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JUST IN: NDLEA nabs Abia notorious drug supplier, confiscate 100kg cocaine

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A notorious major supplier of illicit drugs, Chibuike Apolos, was on Wednesday apprehended during an early morning raid on his hideout at Mbausi in Isialangwa North area of Abia state.

The development was confirmed in a statement issued by Femi Babafemi, NDLEA’s media director and on the agency’s Twitter account.

Following his arrest, the Abia state government immediately marked his residence for demolition.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency disclosed that Apolos has been on its wanted list since February following the arrest of one Chima Ukeleonu.

Chima was the suspect behind the video that went viral in January, showing a young man hawking illicit drugs on the street.

After Chima’s indictment, 38-year-old Apolos was added to the list of wanted suspects.

The statement also quoted the Abia state NDLEA Commander, Bamidele Akingbade as saying the agency has been on his trail since February this year.

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“Fortunately, we got a tip-off that he just received some quantities of cannabis from Edo state. Notwithstanding the tense security situation in the South East especially Abia state, the Command embarked on the operations which culminated in the arrest of his arrest along with 10 bags of cannabis weighing 100kg, 1.6 grammes of cocaine, one gramme of heroin and five grammes of methamphetamine

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“The suspect is one of the major suppliers of illicit drugs in Abia State especially in the Isialangwa communities. The State governor has been notified and his building has been marked for demolition,” he said.

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