Major Drug Seizures and Arrests Made in Nigeria

Major Drug Seizures and Arrests Made in Nigeria; Warri-Based Church Officials Implicated


Large-Scale Seizures

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has made significant drug seizures in Lagos, Adamawa, and Osun, amounting to a total of 4,560 kilograms of skunk. These interdiction operations have led to the apprehension of drug traffickers involved in the distribution of illicit substances.

Fentanyl Cartel Bust

Following intelligence-led investigations, the NDLEA raided a fentanyl cartel operating in Warri, Delta state. Two officials from Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministries, Adewale Ayeni and Ebipakebina Appeal, were arrested in connection with intercepted shipments of the dangerous opioid. The agency also apprehended two female accomplices, Naomi David and Stacy Njideka, during the investigation.

Nationwide Operations

In separate operations, NDLEA operatives intercepted a vehicle in Adamawa carrying compressed cannabis hidden in Indomie Noodles packs. In Lagos, a suspect was arrested with a truck containing a large quantity of skunk. Additionally, in Osun state, an abandoned bus concealing bags of cannabis was recovered. The agency also raided a skucchies factory in Ogun, resulting in the arrest of a suspect and the seizure of various illicit substances.

Chairman/CEO of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the efforts of the agency’s officers involved in tracking the fentanyl opioid syndicate, as well as their counterparts in Adamawa, Lagos, Osun, and Ogun for their successful operations. He urged law enforcement officials across the country to remain dedicated to the goal of combating substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking.

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