A couple of of the suspects arrested by NDLEA operatives.A deceptive police officer and a soldier suspected to also be deceptive were among 663 drug traffickers and users arrested when operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Company (NDLEA) raided infamous drug joints in Lagos, Abuja, Benue and various functions of the nation.
In the raids which ended in the seizure of diversified illicit capsules weighing over 153, 256.876 kilograms, a childhood corps member became as soon as also arrested.
In step with a press release on Sunday by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the capsules seized were destroyed later on.
He disclosed that in Lagos, the infamous drug haven, Akala within the Mushin house of the express became as soon as on Friday 15th October raided by a combined crew of 70 NDLEA operatives and 30 troopers in a joint operation code-named ‘ Operation Level-headed Waters.’
Now now not lower than 27 suspects were arrested while diversified capsules a lot like Cocaine, Heroin, Tramadol, Rohypnol and Cannabis, with a cumulative weight of two,463.876 Kg were seized.
A day earlier, operatives also raided drug joints in Ojo and Maryland areas of the express the place six persons were arrested and various portions of gear seized.
This followed one other raid in Alhaji Lasisi avenue, Idioro, Mushin as properly as Okota within the Oshodi-Isolo house of the express in which 12 suspects were arrested and over 165kg of diversified illicit capsules recovered.
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In the intervening time, in Ogun express, operatives on Friday 15th October intercepted one Williams Esuabom alongside Ore- Shagamu freeway with 562.5kg Cannabis being conveyed in a Toyota sienna bus, while in Benue express, narcotic officers in a joint operation with troopers raided Lafia park the place six suspects including a childhood corps member, Paul Ndubuisi were arrested with various portions of gear.
This got here on the heels of the arrest of a suspected deceptive soldier, Abel John alongside Apir- Makurdi-Aliade avenue with 3.5kg Cannabis on Wednesday 13th October.
In a identical vein, a suspected deceptive Assistant Superintendent of Police, Joshua Yusuf who claimed to be serving in Kano became as soon as arrested alongside Gwagwalada freeway while conveying 45.5kg of Cannabis in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Three suspects were also arrested all the device in which via raids in Dabba and Luku village, Kaiama Local Govt Apartment of Kwara Teach the place over 64kg capsules were recovered on Wednesday 13th October.
In Ekiti express, NDLEA operatives of their numbers stormed the woodland reserve alongside Uso Road, Ise-Orun LGA, the place they destroyed over 150,000 kilograms of hashish being harvested on 40 hectares of land all the device in which via an operation that lasted more than three days. The operation, which started on Tuesday continued till Sunday 17th October.
Speaking extra on the operations, Mr Babafemi considerable that raids all over various states within the nation bear ended in the arrest of no fewer than 615 suspects and illicit capsules with a total weight of 3394.2031 kilograms recovered.
While commending the officers and men of the Lagos Teach Expose and their counterparts in Benue, FCT, Ogun, Ekiti and various functions of the nation for their resilience and commitment to the warfare in opposition to illicit substances, Chairman/Chief Govt of the Company, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them now to now not relaxation on their oars.
He known as for continued collaboration between the NDLEA and various stakeholders especially the military and various law enforcement businesses.