NDLEA seizes 6 tons of skunk in 5 states

The consignment weighed 392kg, he stated, adding that 21,000 capsules of tramadol were also recovered at the Tumfure area of Gombe.

NDLEA arrests drug trafficking suspects [Facebook:NDLEA]]

Its spokesman, Femi Babafemi stated in Abuja on Sunday that 2,197kg of skunk were recovered in four interdictions in parts of Ondo State within four days.

He explained that 1,165.5kg of skunk were seized in Uso, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday, while 691kgs of the drugs were recovered at Ukugu Forest in Ipele, in the state on Tuesday.

“A suspect, Ifeanyi Abuguja, 32, was arrested with 87kg of the same substance on Monday, Oct. 23 at Agula Road, Ogbese, in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

“At Ogbese Market in the same local government area of Ondo State, 253.5kg of the substance were recovered on Thursday, Oct. 26,’’ he stated.

Babafemi added that two suspects, Ayo Dele, 19, and Olaitan Ahmed, 23, were arrested with 160gm of Indian hemp at a drug joint in the Inalende area of Ibadan on Sunday, Oct. 22.

A follow-up operation at a warehouse in the area led to the recovery of 332kg of Indian hemp, he stated.

The spokesman also stated that NDLEA operatives of the Lagos Command recovered a vehicle loaded with 209kg of “Loud’’ at the Okun Ajah area of the state on Monday, Oct. 23.

Babafemi added that NDLEA operatives in Gombe State recovered an abandoned consignment of 401 blocks of Indian hemp on Saturday.

The consignment weighed 392kg, he stated, adding that 21,000 capsules of tramadol were also recovered at the Tumfure area of Gombe.

“In the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 29, NDLEA operatives in Edo stormed the Utese Forest in Ovia North East Local Government Area.

“The operatives evacuated 2,931.3kg of Indian hemp from a warehouse in the forest,’’ Babafemi stated.

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