The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has  arrested a 25-year-old pregnant woman with 82 pinches of methamphetamine in Auchi, Edo State.

Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, in a statement yesterday, said that the suspect, Haruna Favour, who was arrested last  Friday, was also nabbed with other various quantities of Loud, Arizona, Colorado variants of cannabis and codeine-based cough syrup. He said  attempts by drug cartels to export 7.805 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine to the U.S.  and Australia have been thwarted by NDLEA operatives attached to some courier companies in Lagos.

Babafemi said that the consignments were concealed in the linings of local fabric, wooden statues, printer cartridges, handle of travel bag and cassava flakes.

“In another development, 119,000 tablets and capsules of tramadol, D5 and Exol5 were recovered from two drug dealers in Gombe State.

“Nasiru Abubakar, 22, and Umaru Bayero (a.k.a Hadiza), were arrested when NDLEA operatives raided their stores at Gombe main market on Tuesday September  6 ” he said.

Babafemi said that a suspect, Paul Ali, 47, was arrested along Okene-Abuja highway, in Kogi, with 1,404 bottles of Codeine based syrup weighing 190.94kg. He said that 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection coming from Onitsha to Sokoto was also intercepted.

“A follow up operation in Sokoto has also led to the arrest of the receiver of the consignment on Tuesday September 6.

“A raid at the cannabis plantation camp in Emure forest, Owo LGA, Ondo State has led to the arrest of Monday Onoja, 20; Daniel Kehinde, 25; and Obinna Okechukwu, 35.

“Sixteen (16) bags of the illicit substance weighing 179.5kg were seized from them, ” he said.

Babafemi quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as reacting to the arrests and seizures, commended the officers and men of the MAKIA, Kano, Kogi, Edo, Ondo and Gombe Commands for their resilience.

Marwa charged them and their compatriots in other commands to remain focussed and vigilant in their areas of responsibility.

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