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NDLEA Busts Drug Ring Selling Laced Chin-Chin to Students in Bayelsa & Makes Multiple Narcotics Seizures Nationwide

Boom RadioNG | March 17, 2024

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has dismantled a drug ring targeting students in Bayelsa State and seized significant quantities of narcotics across Nigeria in a week-long operation.

Hairdresser & Dispatch Rider Arrested with Drug-Laced Chin-Chin:

In Yenagoa, Bayelsa, NDLEA agents apprehended a 20-year-old hair stylist, Josephine Odunu, and a 30-year-old dispatch rider, Edesemi Ikporo, for allegedly distributing cannabis and tramadol-laced chin-chin to students and partygoers. A follow-up raid at Odunu’s salon led to the confiscation of over 3 kilograms of the illicit snack. Investigations revealed the pair sourced the drugged treats from a wanted suspect.

Hair stylist, dispatch rider arrested by NDLEA for selling drug-laced chin-chin to students, parties
photo creditL NDLEA

Multiple Nationwide Drug Seizures:

NDLEA operations across the country yielded a significant haul of illegal drugs:

  • Adamawa: Two suspects arrested with over 14,000 tramadol pills.
  • Osun: Bus driver apprehended with 2,000 tramadol capsules, rohypnol tablets, and codeine syrup.
  • Bauchi: Two separate seizures netted over 343,000 opioid pills and 64,000 tramadol pills.
  • Ogun: 24kg of cannabis confiscated from a transport company driver.
  • Kano: Two suspects arrested with a combined total of over 125kg cannabis, tramadol pills, and codeine syrup.
  • Nasarawa: 118kg of cannabis recovered from a warehouse.
  • Edo: 75kg of cannabis seized from a suspect and a cannabis farm destroyed, eliminating nearly 4,000kg of the psychoactive substance.

Continued Advocacy Efforts:

Alongside these enforcement actions, the NDLEA pursued its War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) campaign with educational lectures in schools across Adamawa, Yobe, Lagos, and Enugu. The agency also conducted a WADA advocacy visit to a traditional ruler in Rivers State.

The NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd), commended officers nationwide for their drug interdiction efforts and advocacy initiatives.

Written by Boom RadioNG

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