July 13, 2024

July 13, 2024

NFLEA Arrests Man Who Sells Illicit Drugs In Wheelchair, Ex-convict, Others In Raids

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says its operatives have arrested a notorious drug dealer, 45-year-old Godwin Emuneyin, who is physically challenged and uses his wheelchair as cover to deal in illicit substances such as methamphetamine and cannabis in Afuze, headquarters of Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State.

NDLEA said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday at his base in Afuze following credible intelligence, disclosing that a wooden box used to conceal illicit substances, including 18 pinches of methamphetamine, one block and 71 wraps of cannabis, was recovered from him.

This was announced in a statement issued on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy.

Babafemi also announced that the NDLEA operatives, on Monday 6th November, recovered 42 bags of cannabis weighing 480kgs from a camp in Aviosi forest in Owan West LGA, while the Utese forest in Ovia North East LGA was also raided the same day with 231.5kgs of the substance recovered and a cannabis farm measuring 0.778960 hectares destroyed.

While in Adamawa State, he said operatives on patrol along Ngurore-Yola road on Thursday, 9th November, intercepted a Toyota Corolla car marked TZG 97 KY loaded with 30,899 Tramadol 225mg and 100mg pills concealed inside the body compartments of the car.

According to him, the driver found in possession of the drug exhibits, Sani Samaila (a.k.a Isa Male), 25, said he was bringing the consignment from Jalingo, Taraba State, to deliver in Yola, Adamawa State.

Babafemi further announced other interceptions and seizures by the anti-narcotic agency as he said: “The previous day, Wednesday 8th November, a suspect, Abdullahi Sani (a.k.a Danfulani) was arrested at Ngurore town in possession of some quantity of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa in a white nylon. He thereafter led operatives on a follow up operation to the home of a drug lord, Alhaji Bubakari (a.k.a Dan Mamuda), an unrepentant ex-convict, where 19 blocks of compressed cannabis that weighed 13kgs were recovered.

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