This was said in a statement made on Sunday in Abuja by Mr. Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA.
According to Babafemi, the suspect, Haruna Favour, who was detained on Friday, was also found in possession of varying amounts of Colorado, Arizona, and Loud strains of cannabis as well as codeine-based cough medication.
He said that NDLEA agents working with several courier services in Lagos had stopped drug cartel attempts to transfer 7.805 kg of crystal methamphetamine to the United States and Australia.
According to Babafemi, the shipments were hidden in the linings of local clothing, wooden statues, printer cartridges, travel bag handles, and cassava flakes.
“In another development, One Hundred and Nineteen Thousand (119,000) tablets and capsules of tramadol, D5 and Exol5 were recovered from two drug dealers in Gombe state.
“Nasiru Abubakar, 22, and Umaru Bayero a.k.a Hadiza were arrested when NDLEA operatives raided their stores at the Gombe main market on Tuesday Sept., 6 ” he said.
Babafemi said that a suspect, Paul Ali, 47, was arrested along Okene-Abuja highway, in Kogi, with 1,404 bottles of Codeine based syrup weighing 190.94kg.
He said that 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection coming from Onitsha to Sokoto was also intercepted.
“A follow up operation in Sokoto has also led to the arrest of the receiver of the consignment on Tuesday Sept., 6.
“A raid at the cannabis plantation camp in Emure forest, Owo LGA, Ondo State has led to the arrest of Monday Onoja, 20; Daniel Kehinde, 25; and Obinna Okechukwu, 35.
“Sixteen (16) bags of the illicit substance weighing 179.5kg were seized from them,” he said.
In response to the arrests and seizures, the Chairman of the NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, was described by Babafemi as commending the officers and personnel of the MAKIA, Kano, Kogi, Edo, Ondo, and Gombe Commands for their fortitude.
They received a warning from Marwa to keep their attention on their responsibilities and to be watchful of their fellow countrymen in other commands.
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