NDLEA Seizes 278kg Of Drugs In Abia

NDLEA Seizes 278kg Of DrugsThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 278 kilogram of drugs ranging from cannabis, heroine, cocaine among others in Abia.

The NDLEA Abia Commandant, Bamidele Akingbade, made this known during the parade of three suspects at Aba on Tuesday.

Mr Akingbade  hinted that the seizures were made in the last quarter of the 2015 while about 74 suspects had been arrested and about 50 kilogram of cannabis were seized.

The hoodlums have specialized in the act of carrying illicit drugs inside the boots of the vehicle where they dispersed them to buyers.

However, luck ran out on Louis Nwabata, a 30- year-old man who claimed that he buys the cannabis from the roadside at Ariaria market and engaged the under age children to sell it for him.

The State Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila, hinted that the Abia Command would not leave any stone unturned in its commitment to rid the state of criminals and mischief makers.

The CP assured Abia residents and visitors to the state of adequate security. He urged the public to be cognizant of their environments and report any unwarranted lurking and loitering within their domain.

He said that residents should join hands to assist them in any way possible to prevent crime and ensure that they play safe by adhering to security tips.

Police, NDLEA Nab Suspected Criminals In Abia

Police, NDLEA Nab Suspected Criminals In AbiaSecurity operatives in Abia State have intensified efforts to curb crime in the state by ensuring that all hoodlums and criminal hideouts are exposed within few seconds of available information.

The Police Command in the state has combed Ekenobisi, Umuokpara, in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, to apprehend a suspected ritualist, Marshal Nwankwo.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Onyeke Udeviotu, disclosed that Nwankwo killed a hunchback, Ukata Iheme, and buried him in a shallow grave, where a pair of sandals was confirmed to belong to the deceased as well as his shorts, which is in a nearby cassava plantation.

He also revealed that angry youths took laws into the hands by destroying Nwankwo’s house, who is now in police custody, while the worship centre and house of his accomplice, Emeka Okoye, who is at large was completely ruined.

Similarly, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) also arrested some drug peddlers at an undisclosed hotel in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State.

The suspects were caught with wraps of Indian hemp and an undisclosed quantity of suspected cocaine which were confiscated though, the suspects denied.

The NDLEA Commandant in Abia State, Bamidele Akingbade, said there was no truth in the suspects’ denial, maintaining that the arrest was made based on information at their disposal.

He hinted that the agency was strategising on ways to curtail illicit drug trafficking in the state by partnering with hoteliers where the hoodlums occupy.