NDLEA Arrests 3 Suspects


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested three suspected drug traffickers with 122.65 kilogrammes of narcotics, the agency said in a statement yesterday.

The arrest followed a raid last Sunday at Ido Motor Park, Oyingbo Railway Terminal and NNPC Ejigbo in Lagos State, South West Nigeria.

The Lagos State Commander of the NDLEA, Alhaji Aliyu Sule, disclosed that the suspects include 28-year old Gambo Amadu who was nabbed with 90.3 kilogrammes of drugs, Fidelis Mike, 19, who was apprehended with 7.35 kilogrammes of drugs and 22-year old Diana Gabriel who was caught with 25 kilogrammes of the illicit drugs.

The NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, who issued the statement, did not specify the type of drugs seized from the suspects, but in the past, cannabis has been seized in those same areas.

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“The command will continue to raid drug flash points within the metropolis. Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to court, “Aliyu said.

The NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, called on Nigerians to assist the agency by providing useful information about drug suspects.

“The raid operation is a daily affair in the agency and I am pleased with the result of this operation. The agency is determined to bring every drug dealer to book. We are interested in taking away all drug users and addicts in our society,” Giade was quoted as saying.

Amadu hails from Kano State, Northern Nigeria, while Mike is from Anambra State in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The origin of the third suspect, Gabriel, was not disclosed.

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