Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, nabbed a 42-year-old man, said to be transporting thousands of concealed opioid pills to an insurgents’ enclave in the Banki area of Borno State.
INFORMATION NIGERIA learnt that the suspect was among the 24 people accused of trafficking drugs across the country.
Disclosing this on Sunday, the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, revealed in a statement, saying that the operations led to the seizure of over 7,609 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs in eight states.
It was gathered that a six-month-pregnant lady, a mother of three children, and 3 other women in major interdiction operations, were all arrested.
The statement partly reads: “A total of twenty-four (24) suspected drug traffickers and dealers including a 42-year-old man taking thousands of concealed opioid pills to insurgents’ enclave in Banki area of Borno state.
“A six-month-pregnant lady, a mother of three children and three other women have been arrested in major interdiction operations by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, leading to the seizure of over 7,609 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs in eight states.
“The bulk of the seizures was made in Nasarawa state where NDLEA operatives acting on credible intelligence on Sunday 4th February intercepted a truck marked Lagos JJJ 64 YC conveying 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, 35; Monday Audu, 33, and Linus Samuel, 42 have been arrested in connection with the seizure.”