Four arrested as NDLEA finds drug store in Abuja – Channels Television

An archive photo of an NDLEA official supporting the camera.

Agents from the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) discovered a hotel in Abuja where drugs are believed to be sold and young women camped for the sex trade.

At least four people; three women and a man were arrested when said drug joint, JAT Suites, located at 30 Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, was raided and certain amounts of Rohypnol and paraphernalia – for smoking crack cocaine – were recovered on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Investigations reveal that the hotel is operated without the required approvals in a high-profile area frequented by call girls while the bar serves as a place to smoke and sell drugs to young girls and their customers.

In a statement on Sunday, agency spokesperson Femi Babafemi explained that NDLEA chairman / managing director Brigadier. General Mohamed Buba Marwa ordered the CTF command and the agency’s Assets and Financial Investigations Directorate to do everything in the law to ensure that the property is confiscated for the benefit of the federal government in order to deter others who allow their premises to be used for drug trafficking.

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A collage of photos of some of the arrested suspects.

Likewise, a Ms Ozigbo Joy Nneka was arrested on Wednesday at the NAHCO export hangar at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, as she attempted to export packets of codeine tablets weighing 15.15. kg to UK.

A day earlier, narcotics officers at the airport also arrested a certain Nwajindo Ndubuisi Emmanuel while clearing Ethiopian Airline passengers in the electronic arrival hall. Codeine bottles weighing 5.65 kg were recovered from him.

Also at the airport, a total of 150.30 kg of khat was seized on Monday, September 20 after six weeks of surveillance of the shipment, which arrived at SAHCO’s hangar on August 2 via a Kenya Airways cargo flight. .

In a related development, two first-party students from Edo State Polytechnic, Uzen, Babalola Modupe Angel (19) and Esekhagbe Sonia (20) were arrested on Thursday, with 21 skunk wraps, while another lady, Chioma Okocha, 25, was arrested the next day when she allegedly tried to deliver 200 grams of crack to a customer at a restaurant in Benin.

Earlier in the same day, men from the agency’s Irrua area command, working on actionable intelligence, evacuated 10 bags of cannabis sativa weighing 135 kg from the Amahor bush in Igueben. The exhibits were stored and ready to be transported to other parts of the country.

Similarly, men from the Okada Zone Command, in the early hours of Sunday, September 26, evacuated 2,937 kilograms of cannabis sativa from the Utese Forest in the Ovia Local Government Zone. northeast of Edo State.

In Kaduna state, Ms. Fatima Musa, a widow and notorious drug trafficker, was arrested Saturday, September 18 in Afana village in Zango Kataf LGA while transporting 12 kg of cannabis to Jos.

She had already been convicted and sentenced to six months in prison on July 7, 2020 following her arrest on March 3, 2020 with 45 kg of cannabis sativa.

While commending the officers and men of the agency’s FCT, MMIA, Edo and Kaduna commands for the raids, arrests and seizures of the past week, General Marwa urged them not to rest on their oars until ” that drug trafficking is reduced to the strict minimum. minimum in Nigeria.

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