Two Businessmen Excrete 193 Wraps Of Cocaine After Spending Three Days In NDLEA Cell


LAGOS MAY 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Two businessmen arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja for cocaine ingestion have allegedly excreted 193 pellets of the illicit drug after three days in observatory custody.

The alleged traffickers, Onoh Ebere (49) and Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji, (47), were intercepted at the Abuja airport on May 10 upon their arrival from Uganda via Addis Ababa, onboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 951.

They both travelled to Uganda and from there crossed over to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they picked the consignments before returning to Abuja with Lagos as their final destination.

After days in the excretion room, Ebere Onoh excreted a total of 100 pellets weighing 2.137kg while Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji expelled 93 pellets hidden in his stomach with a gross weight of 1.986kg.

Meanwhile, NDLEA operatives have raided two notorious drug joints, Zaro bunk in Bama Road, Sabongari and the Sani Abacha indoor stadium, both in the Kano metropolis where a total of 160 suspects were arrested with different quantities of illicit substances.

Also, two suspects, Abubakar Sallau, 55, and Nazifi Abdullahi, 25, were arrested on May 13, along Kano-Maiduguri road, with 5,000 pills of Tramadol 200mg, while a total of 65,200 tablets of tramadol and excel-5 were seized from the duo of Adamu Nagati, 30, and Ali Nasiru, 35.

This is even as operatives in Abuja also arrested 25 suspects in raids across Tora Bora, Gwarinpa village, 3rd avenue in Gwarinpa, Karamo, Garki market, Sabongari Bwari and New Kucigoro IDP camp, within the FCT.

Another bid to smuggle into Lagos a consignment of 24kg cannabis indica concealed in imported used cars from Canada was again frustrated by NDLEA operatives who seized the illicit substance on May 11 during a joint 100 per cent examination of a container marked, MSMU 7412069, at the Prime Connection Bonded terminal, off Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

Two clearing agents linked with the container, G. O. Njoku and Mr Christopher Obialor, have been arrested in collaboration with men of the Customs Service.

In the same vein, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI, attached to courier firms have intercepted a Saudi Arabia-bound 398 grams of cocaine hidden in native dresses during outward clearance of goods.

A female suspect, Fatima Hassan, was arrested on May 12 at Agege, Lagos with 33.5kg of cannabis sativa, while 44kg of the same substance was recovered the same day from the Lagos Island warehouse of a fleeing drug dealer.

The previous day, May 11, another suspect, Peter Joseph, was arrested along Lagos/Ibadan expressway with 10,000 pills of Tramadol 250mg and 1,500 tablets of Rohypnol concealed inside his Toyota Sienna vehicle, with number plate, NRK 961XB.

Similarly, a total of 68, 300 pills of various opioids mainly tramadol were recovered from one Bello Nasiru Usman when the truck conveying the illicit drugs was intercepted in Awka, Anambra State.

In the same vein, 460,000mls of Akuskura in 7,800 bottles were seized from a dealer, Mohammed Kyari, 42, when he was arrested in Gamboru Ngala town, Jere LGA, Borno on Wednesday 10th May.




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