NDLEA arrests three grandpas, others for drug trafficking

Written by on February 27, 2023

Three sexagenarian grandfathers and a Nigerian top the list of suspects arrested in connection with the seizure of over 52.252Kg of cocaine, methamphetamine, and skunk as well as 32,590 pills of opioids in Lagos, Kwara, Plateau, Sokoto and two courier companies by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in the last one week.

Royal Times reports that the agency’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.

According to the agency, the first suspect, Onyebi Chimaobi, who frequents Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Uganda and had been on NDLEA’s watchlist was on Saturday, February 18 arrested at Victory Estate, Iba, Ojo area of Lagos in connection with the seizure of 19.70Kg cocaine abandoned in an Ethiopian airline flight that arrived Lagos airport on Thursday, February 9.

Babafemi noted that the two other sexagenarians arrested in connection with drug trafficking include Butven Siman, 62, who was nabbed with 5.5Kg skunk on Friday, February 17 at Timbol village, Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State, as well as 65-year-old Musa Shuaib who was arrested with a kilogramme of cannabis on Thursday, February 23 in Adewole area of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.


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