The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the arrest of Ahmad Mohammed, a 42-year-old man allegedly involved in supplying drugs to insurgents in Borno State. According to Femi Babafemi, the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Mohammed was apprehended along with 24 other suspected traffickers and dealers.
The arrest occurred on Friday, February 9th, at a checkpoint in Borno State, where NDLEA operatives intercepted Mohammed. Upon searching his luggage, they discovered 20,000 capsules of tramadol intended for delivery in Banki, a border region between Nigeria and Cameroon, where insurgents operate.
In a separate operation, NDLEA operatives intercepted a truck transporting 367 jumbo bags of cannabis sativa weighing 4,037 kilograms from Akure, Ondo State, to be delivered at Shabu area of Lafia, the state capital. Three suspects, Shuaibu Yahaya Liman, Monday Audu, and Linus Samuel, were arrested in connection with the seizure.
Furthermore, on Monday, February 5th, operatives in Abuja arrested Jibrin Shuaibu and Prosper Innih with 169 bags and 80 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 1,961.5 kilograms concealed in a truck along the Abaji – Abuja highway. Another operation on Tuesday, February 6th, led to the arrest of Abdulhameed Dauda with 89 kilograms of the same psychoactive substance in Owo, Ondo State, destined for delivery in Gwagwalada, FCT.
Additional arrests were made in Ondo, Edo, Kano, and Anambra states, targeting individuals involved in drug trafficking. Notably, a six-month pregnant woman, Amarachi Akaolisa, and another lady, Ifeoma Iheanyi, were among six suspects arrested for dealing in illicit substances in Anambra state.
In Lagos, Boluwatife Adebayo and Omolade Fola Adebayo, along with Ogah Sunday Adole, were among those arrested during raids in parts of the state, leading to the seizure of cannabis, codeine syrup, and other psychotropic substances.
The NDLEA continues its efforts to combat drug trafficking and illicit drug distribution, targeting individuals and syndicates involved in drug-related crimes across the country.