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President Buhari Commends NDLEA For Seizing Cocaine Worth 194 billion Naira; Highest Drug Bust in Nigeria’s History |StarFM

StarNews | September 21, 2022
President Buhari Commends NDLEA For Seizing Cocaine Worth 194 billion Naira; Highest Drug Bust in Nigeria’s History |StarFM

President Muhammadu Buhari has counseled the Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, over the agency’s present “cocaine bust” in Lagos.

Earlier on Monday, the agency had stated its operatives, in what “looks the supreme singular cocaine seizure”, seized an estimated 194-billion-naira rate of the illicit drug in Ikorodu assign of Lagos.

An announcement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, stated President Buhari, who’s at show in Contemporary York for the United Countries now not recent assembly (UNGA), assign a call by way of to Marwa, and steered him he used to be impressed with the actions of the agency.

Primarily based fully on Adesina, after the call, the president additionally expressed pride with the NDLEA’s effort all the way by way of a assembly with people of the Nigeria’s delegation to the UNGA.

The day prior to this, the anti-narcotics agency presented the bust of a fundamental warehouse in an estate in the Ikorodu assign of Lagos.

NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi stated about 1.8tons of the illicit drug, rate bigger than $278 million 250 thousand that is over 194 billion naira were recovered.

Four barons, including a Jamaican and the warehouse manager, were additionally arrested in an intelligence-led operation that lasted two days across totally different locations in Lagos.

The kingpins are 69-year-dilapidated Soji Jibril, an indigene of Ibadan, Oyo; 65-year-dilapidated Emmanuel Chukwu, from Ekwulobia, Anambra; 53-year-dilapidated Wasiu Akinade, from Ibadan, Oyo; 53-year-dilapidated Sunday Oguntelure, from Okitipupa, Ondo and 42-year-dilapidated Kelvin Smith, from Kingston, Jamaica.

In an interview with Inspiration FM, Babafemi indispensable that they are all people of a global drug syndicate that the NDLEA has been trailing since 2018.

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