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Crackdown on Drug Cartels: NDLEA’s Successes in Lagos, Kano, and Abuja

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In Lagos, a well-coordinated operation on March 20th led to the seizure of 10,534 kilograms of Ghanaian Loud cocaine. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recently announced significant busts of cocaine syndicates operating in Kano State and Abuja. NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi stated that law enforcement successfully dismantled a syndicate involved in trafficking cocaine and heroin in Kano State. Authorities apprehended Onyeka Uba, aged 42, at the Sabon Gari area on Monday, March 18th, seizing 1.805 kilograms and seven grams of illicit substances from him.

In another operation, authorities arrested Ubale Sani, aged 49, in the Chiromawa area of Kano with 51.5 kilograms of cannabis.

The NDLEA’s Special Operation Unit further disrupted criminal activities of a cocaine syndicate in Abuja. Authorities apprehended three leaders of the group, including Nnajiofor Celestine Kenechukwu, aged 41, and Okoro Chigozie Christian, aged 35, at Paint House Hotel in Gwarimpa, Abuja, on Friday, March 22nd, with 718 grams of cocaine.

A subsequent operation at Okoro Chigozie’s residence led to the recovery of 19 blocks of Arizona cannabis, weighing 9.823 kilograms, along with monetary exhibits totaling N545,500 and $250, as well as property documents. hey also recovered two vehicles, a Toyota Camry 2007 and a Toyota Camry 2012, from them.

Moreover, raids conducted across Lagos, Edo, and Ondo states resulted in the seizure of over 44,948.1 kilograms of illicit drugs, along with the arrest of eight suspects and the confiscation of 11 vehicles owned by drug cartels. In Akure, Ondo State, a total of 7,687.8 kilograms of cannabis were destroyed in a warehouse in Ala Forest, while another 670 kilograms were evacuated.

Similarly, in Ohosu/Ugbogui Forest, Edo State, NDLEA operatives razed 14,310.8625 kilograms of cannabis on 5.7 hectares of farms on March 19th, leading to the arrest of five suspects. Additional operations in Uzebba/Avbiosi Forest and Okpuje Forest resulted in the destruction of thousands of kilograms of cannabis and the apprehension of several suspects.nnabis in the Ajah area, accompanied by the confiscation of 11 vehicles from the drug cartel. These vehicles included trucks and various models of Toyota and Nissan vehicles.

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