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Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency Its been a busy 2015 for the narcotics busters

84 suspects have been arrested by officers of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with Indian hemp between January and June this year.

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84 suspects have been arrested by officers of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with Indian hemp between January and June this year.

The state sector commander of the agency, Balla Fagae, told journalists in Abeokuta on Thursday that the command seized 2,633kg of Indian hemp and 35kg of other psychotropic substances within that period.

He explained further that within the period under review, the command secured 18 convictions while there are 30 pending cases in the Federal High Court.

Meanwhile, the agency has discovered three laboratories used for illegal production of methamphetamine in Anambra.

According to a statement by NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, a suspected drug kingpin, Chukwunwendu Ikejiakwu aka Blessed, who was arrested is said to be the owner of the laboratories and leader of an international drug trafficking organisation.

“He recruits and sponsors drug couriers to China, Malaysia, Turkey and Italy,” the NDLEA said. NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, said that sufficient evidences had been gathered on the suspect to ease his prosecution.

The agency was said to have apprehended Ikejiakwu in his country home at Ozubulu, Nnewi, Anabra State, after thirteen months of intense surveillance.

Ikejiakwu is the Group Managing Director of Blessed Group of Companies. The NDLEA alleged that he hid under the cover of motorcycle parts business in running a drug cell that had international affiliations. The agency said he paid his couriers an average of $5,000 dollars per trip.

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