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Ammunition and drugs are seized by NDLEA agents in Kogi


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) agents were on patrol along the Okene-Abuja road on Saturday when they stopped a Peugeot J5 traveling from Onitsha to Kaduna-Zaria with 18 pump action rifles and 1,300 cartridges.

According to a statement released on Sunday by the agency’s spokesman, Chukwudi Aronu, 51, and Shuaibu Gambo, 23, were also detained on the same day as Anthony Agada, 37, who was carrying 1,000 cartridges in a bus traveling from Onitsha to Abuja.

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The statement went on to say,

A second truck traveling from Onitsha to Sokoto was found to have 1,404 bottles of codeine syrup and 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection. Stanley Raymond, 39, and Shadrack Ifediora, 46, were both apprehended in follow-up operations in Sokoto and Anambra States, respectively.

According to the announcement, two drug dealers were apprehended in Kaduna: Maikudi Hassan was apprehended in Gubuci village of Ikara LGA with five bags of cannabis weighing 54.2 kg, while Mohammed Dalhatu a.k.a. Dawa was apprehended at Sabon Gari Zaria with eight bags of cannabis sativa weighing 67 kg.

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According to the statement, on September 15th, agents also detained Mary Ugwu and Hawwa Idi in Anchau Town, Kubau Local Government Area, with 6.8 kg of rubber solution and 721 ampoules of pentazocine injection, 37,000 exol-5 tablets, and nine ampoules of diazepam injection.

According to the statement released in Edo, agents seized 285 kg of cannabis in two raids at Okpuje, Owan West local government area, on Friday, September 16, and 972.5 kg of cannabis from an electronics store at Alaba International Market in Lagos. One of the suspects, Mrs. Ebere Aja, 38, was also detained.

In a raid in the Kwanar Kundum neighborhood of Bauchi town, at least 335.1kg of marijuana was found, and two suspects, Usman Garba and Najib Ibrahim, were detained.

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According to the statement, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retired), Chairman of the NDLEA, has ordered the anti-narcotics agency’s Kogi State Command to promptly turn over the weapons and ammunition confiscated to the police for additional investigation.

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