Anti-narcotics Agency intercepts Explosives in Niger State

Salihu Ali, Abuja

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Ahead of May 29 Inauguration, Nigeria’s Anti-narcotic Agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, has intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, being taken to bandits camp in Niger state, North Central Nigeria.

This is coming as the agency has intensified operations at drug joints and routes nationwide ahead of the May 29 inauguration of new administrations across the country.

A press statement by the agency’s spokesperson Mr Femi BabaFemi said, the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, retired Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa has since ordered the immediate transfer of a suspect, Musa Muhammadu caught with the explosives on Monday 22nd May along Wawa road, Kainji, Niger state to the military.

Also, NDLEA operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja Lagos intercepted a consignment of 30.10kg methamphetamine going to London, UK, another shipment containing 379grams of the same illicit substance concealed in a false bottom of six black soap containers, packed in a carton containing local hand fans, heading to Cyprus in Europe, has been recovered at a courier company in Lagos by officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI, in the Agency.

Operatives of the agency have also, made several arrests of drug traffickers and seized consignments in Adamawa, Bauchi, Lagos, Delta and Bayelsa states within the last week of operations.

While commending the officers and men of the Agency across all Commands nationwide for their professionalism and synergy with other law enforcement agencies in the mop-up operation, Marwa urged them to sustain the offensive action even after the Monday 29th May handover ceremonies.

 

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