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Sokoto village head, 10 others arrested over drug trafficking

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested the Village Head of Gidan Abba in Bodinga LGA of Sokoto State, Abubakar Ibrahim (38), for drug trafficking. Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, said that Ibrahim, who was nabbed with 3kg of Indian hemp and 4,000 tablets of Exol-5, was among […]
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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested the Village Head of Gidan Abba in Bodinga LGA of Sokoto State, Abubakar Ibrahim (38), for drug trafficking.

Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, said that Ibrahim, who was nabbed with 3kg of Indian hemp and 4,000 tablets of Exol-5, was among 10 suspects arrested in interdiction operations in which 991,320 pills of pharmaceutical opioids and 1,251kg of Indian hemp, as well as 46.637kg of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin, were recovered across seven states.

He said that at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, “While 10 cartons of tramadol 225mg came in from Dubai on an Ethiopian Airlines flight, four cartons of 100mg and a carton of 225mg tramadol came from Karachi, Pakistan, on another Ethiopian Airlines flight.”

He added that same day, operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the airport intercepted cans of tomato paste going to the United Kingdom (UK) and that a search of the consignment revealed that the cans were used to conceal 36 pellets of cannabis with a gross weight of 21.30kg, while a cargo agent, Sodehinde Akinwale, was arrested in connection with the seizure.

He said, “Two days after, October 28, operatives attached to the NAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport seized five cartons of dried khat leaves, weighing 107.70kg that came in from Bangkok, Thailand, through Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight.’’

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