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NDLEA intercepts large drug consignments in Ondo, Edo, and FCT


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has successfully intercepted substantial quantities of illicit drugs and substances during recent raids in Ondo, Edo, and the Federal Capital Territory.

NDLEA’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Babafemi, disclosed the operations in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, stating, “The agency has made remarkable progress in its efforts to combat drug trafficking and abuse.”

In Ondo State, a successful raid at Atoshi camp in Emure-Ile, Owo Local Government Area, resulted in the recovery of 227kg of hemp. Two suspects were apprehended in connection with the illicit substances.

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Moving to Edo, Babafemi reported that on February 14, NDLEA operatives, acting on intelligence, intercepted a consignment of methamphetamine. The consignment, originating from Onitsha in Anambra and destined for Lagos, was concealed inside a cassava-made local food item known as “Abacha” in a Toyota Sienna bus. The meth consignment, weighing 0.966kg, led to the arrest of the 42-year-old driver.

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On the same day, another team of NDLEA officers intercepted a Peugeot 406 space wagon on the Uromi road in Esan Northeast LGA. The search yielded a significant haul of drugs, including 865 bottles of codeine, 2,600 pills of tramadol, and 600 tablets of swinol and rohypnol. The 47-year-old driver was taken into custody.

In the Federal Capital Territory, NDLEA operatives conducted raid operations in the Kubwa area, resulting in the arrest of a 47-year-old and an 18-year-old. The suspects were found in possession of 10.5kg of cannabis (Indian hemp), 13.5g of diazepam, and 2.9g of tramadol tablets.

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Babafemi stressed the importance of these operations, saying, “These interceptions demonstrate our commitment to curbing the drug trade and ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities.”