NDLEA apprehends two Ghanaians, 11 others for drug trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Sunday, confirmed the arrest of two Ghanaians, Monday Saba and Hakeem Kwana, and 11 other suspects for drug-related offences in different parts of the country.

The agency’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, confirmed the development, said officials of the agency intercepted two imported consignments of a strong strain of cannabis known as loud, with a combined weight of 5,344.1 kilograms along the in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

He also revealed that based on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives ambushed a white truck conveying 50 jumbo bags of the illicit substance weighing 2, 434.1kg along the Epe-Lekki Expressway in the early hours of Monday, June 19.

Babafemi said the driver jumped out of the vehicle and escaped in a security van escorting the truck conveying the drug exhibits, adding that the anti-narcotics officers demobilised the truck.

The NDLEA spokesman explained further that the following day, officers of the marine command of the agency, while acting on intelligence, intercepted a boat loaded with the same imported substance weighing 2,910kg around Alfa Beach upon arrival from Ghana.

Babafemi said, “Two Ghanaians, Monday Saba, 30, and Hakeem Kwana, 27, found with the consignments, were promptly arrested. In Niger State, two suspects, Abubakar Mohammed, 32, and Nuhu Sale, 43, were arrested on Sunday, June 18, along Abuja Expressway, Suleja, with 31 jumbo bags of skunk weighing 517kg, while 30-year-old Amina Alilu was arrested with 171kg of the substance on Wednesday, June 21, at Ogbogodo village, Dekina LGA, Kogi State.

“A suspected fake female security agent, Ogedegbe Dorcas, 34, was also nabbed at Ajegunle, in the Asa Dam Area of Ilorin, Kwara State, with 30kg of cannabis on Thursday, June 22, while in Oyo State, NDLEA operatives intercepted 42-year-old Segun Olajide with 49.2kg of same substance on Saturday, June 24, in Oyo town.

“Operatives in Edo State stormed Ekudo Forest, Uhunmwode LGA, where they destroyed a cannabis farm measuring 2.494863 hectares, recovered processed weeds weighing 67kg and arrested six suspects including Onyeka Onyedinma, Monday Onyedi, Alex Eboh, Edosa Imariagbe, Godbless Tunde and Godstime Osarobo in the early hours of Monday, June 19.”

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