NDLEA Seizes Methamphetamine Worth 1.7 Billion Naira

drugscartelThe Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has intercepted 25.2 kilograms of Methamphetamine worth 1.7 billion Naira from a vehicle carrying the dangerous substance.

Addressing journalists at the Onitsha Command of the Agency on the latest development, the State Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, says the command received intelligence information of the shipment of the dangerous drugs into the state for onward movement to Lagos.

In a swift stop and search exercise, the agency luckily intercepted the substance and arrested a 31 year old suspected hard drug dealer, Vincent Chidiebere.

Mr Momodu said the chemicals used for the production are highly toxic and can cause permanent destruction to the ecosystem while posing a serious health hazard to the community where it is produced.

He reminded the public that Governor of the state, Willie Obiano has pledged a reward of half a million Naira to anyone with information on where the substances are being produced within the state and assured of the readiness of the command, with support from the public in the area of information, to fight the illicit drug production and peddling in the state.

In a similar development, the Anambra state Police Command also paraded 20 suspected cultists and another notorious armed robbery suspect.

The new State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, reiterated his crime fighting commitment and warned all criminal elements in Anambra state to relocate as the prevailing peace and security in the state can never be compromised.

Mr. Okaula said he has directed the Divisional Police Officers, Area Commanders and Heads of Departments to display their numbers for the public to access, as his own would also be displayed to ensure a collective attack on crime and criminality in the state.

NDLEA Recovers 243.2 Kilograms Of Cannabis In Onitsha Market 

ndlea, efccThe Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recovered 243.2 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, otherwise known as “Igbo” in Nigeria in two warehouses in Onitsha Main Market, Anambra State.

In one of the warehouses belonging to Chidiebere Nneziewhere 130.4 kilograms of cannabis was recovered, the Commander of the NDLEA, Anambra State Command, Mr Sule Momodu, said.

According to him, the suspect brought in the dangerous drug into Anambra state from Delta state through the waterways.

“Through intelligence reports the officials of the agency were able to trace the drug to the suspect’s warehouse inside the market where the suspect was also arrested,” he said.

The second suspect, Uche Baron, a notorious drug baron who escaped from the NDLEA officials, was declared wanted in the state due to his high profile activities in drug trafficking in Onitsha.

The command also alleged that he is the highest distributor of cannabis in Anambra and its environs, adding that they recovered 109.8 kilograms of cannabis from his warehouse in Onitsha main market during the raid.

 

Explaining the need to fight drug traffickers, the Commander said the fight against drug would be a continuous one, as “drugs gives criminals impetus to commit crime”.

In the same vein, the command declared Uche Baron wanted in the state for high profile drug trafficking.

According to Mr Momodu, the suspect is the highest drug baron in the entire Anambra state and environs.

The fleeing suspect escaped arrest on August 20 but the agency arrested his ally, Mr Ugochukwu Chukwu, who upon arrest was found with the 109.8 kilograms of cannabis sativa.

While commending the State government for supporting the agency in several ways to fight drug trafficking in the state, the Commander also made a passionate appeal to the State government to assist them put the agency’s speed boats in order for water patrols.