The growing menace of drug abuse in our society has been met with proactive processes enacted by the NDLEA , to curb this menace. It has been reported that the main leader of a drug ring being ran from Delta into neighboring State. Bridget Oghenekevwe Emeka, the wanted drug baroness, is said to be on the investigative radar of the NDLEA for sometime now.
Femi Babafemi , The director, Media & Advocacy of NDLEA, released a statement on the 17th of May, 2022, explaining that the 59-year-old suspect was arrested on May 15th, 2022, at her residence in Delta State. The statement read ;
“No fewer than nine of her staff and associates were arrested along with her in coordinated simultaneous operations at her expansive residence and drug bunks where accommodates drug users and sells illicit substances to them and others in parts of Warri, Delta state. Apart from various quantities of Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Molly, and Loud seized from her home and drug bunks; a pump action gun, 15 cartridges, documents, two cars, mobile phones, drug paraphernalia such as sodium bicarbonate and polythene wrappings were also recovered for further investigation.
While five of her staff that cook, cut, package and distribute the drugs were found in her house located at Favour Street, Otukutu, Effurun Warri, four of her associates were equally arrested at her drug bunks in other parts of the town during the raids by Strike Force officers of NDLEA supported by the military.
The drug baroness has been under surveillance for weeks after her identification as a major distributor of illicit drugs in the South South state. Bridget cooks Cocaine into Crack Cocaine for local distribution and consumption in drug joints.
Some of the paraphernalia for making Crack recovered from her house include: sodium bicarbonate, which is the main adulterant and recipe for making crack cocaine, as well as transparent nylon used in wrapping the finished product “