The Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company has mentioned it has arrested an alleged drug trafficker, Lawal Oyenuga, who was in Saudi Arabia, who hid 400 grams of cocaine in a pair of palm sandals.
The Anti-Narcotics Company mentioned it has additionally arrested a wished infamous kingpin, Wasiu Gbolahan, who allegedly recruited mules for the Lagos cocaine cartel, following the arrest of Oyenuga.
In response to the company, the arrest of 56-year-old Oyenuga was made when NDLEA operatives on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport Checkpoint, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, November 24, intercepted him with a pair of black palm sandal packed within the baggage with which he went to Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, through Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airways flight.
This occurred barely per week after a 56-year-old widow and mom of 4, Mrs. Ajisegiri Sidika, was arrested on the airport for her try to move 400 grams of cocaine hidden in sneakers to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on board a Qatar Airways flight, in line with company.
This was contained in an announcement signed by the company’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.
The assertion mentioned: “Operatives of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, on the weekend disrupted the actions of a significant cocaine syndicate in Lagos following the arrest of a 56-year-old trafficker, Lawal Lateef Oyenuga who was on a mission to ship 400 grams of the Class A drug hidden in a pair of palm sandals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the short subsequent arrest of the wished infamous kingpin, Wasiu Sanni Gbolahan, popularly referred to as the Instructor, who’s recruiting mules for the cartel.
“(NDLEA operatives connected to the Checkpoint on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday November 24, intercepted Lawal Lateef Oyenuga with a pair of black palm sandals packed in his baggage to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia through Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airways flight.
“Thorough examination of the sandals revealed that they have been used to hide two packages of 400 grams of cocaine. That is barely per week after a 56-year-old widow and mom of 4, Mrs. Ajisegiri Kehinde Sidika was arrested on the airport for her try to move 400 grams of cocaine hidden in footwear to Mecca, Saudi Arabia on board a Qatar Airways flight.
“In his assertion, Oyenuga claimed that he was recruited into the drug commerce by Wasiu Sanni Gbolahan, popularly referred to as Instructor, including that he first gave him some cocaine pellets to swallow however when he couldn’t achieve this, he was given these hidden in his sandals on the palm of your hand. He mentioned he resorted to legal trafficking to boost cash to pay for exams for his daughter, who’s within the third 12 months of highschool.
“The company’s database reveals that Wasiu Sanni (the trainer) is linked to some earlier makes an attempt to site visitors cocaine into Saudi Arabia and Dubai, UAE. He was earlier named because the one who recruited a BRT driver, Bolajoko Muyiwa Babalola, to Lagos society and the proprietor of Adekaz Lodge, Alhaji Ademola Afolabi Kazeem (aka Alhaji Abdallah Kazeem Muhammed), to site visitors medicine to Dubai. Bolajoko was arrested on June 27 whereas carrying 900 grams of cocaine to Dubai, whereas Ademola Kazeem was arrested on Thursday, November 10, barely 10 days after he was declared wished by the NDLEA.
“The most recent operation within the early hours of Friday November 25 led to the arrest of the ringleader, Grasp, who makes a speciality of recruiting mules for drug lords in Lagos and its environs at his residence positioned in Ikorodu space of Lagos. 64-year-old Wasiu Sanni Gbolahan is a property and actual property agent, with seven kids and 4 wives, considered one of whom is late.
“In one other operation following the seizure of 1.10kg of hashish hidden in physique cream bottles sure for Dubai on September 9, the actual proprietor of the consignment, Wordu Hopewell Chukwuemeka, who runs a boutique enterprise in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was arrested in Backyard Metropolis on Thursday 24.11.
“Equally, operatives connected to the NAHCO import corridor on the Lagos airport on Tuesday November 22 intercepted a consolidated cargo from Johannesburg, South Africa through an Airpeace Airline flight. The cargo contained a wide range of gadgets, together with rags, cereal, child toys, drinks and a set of two giant black audio system, which have been used to hide 25 packets of the Loud pressure of hashish, weighing a complete of 5.5kg.
“Equally, operatives connected to the SAHCO export corridor on the airport on the identical Tuesday intercepted a meals field used to cover 500 grams of hashish that went to Dubai, UAE, whereas the proprietor, Uzoma Kingsley, was instantly arrested.
“In a associated growth, an try by an organized crime group to site visitors 131 kg of ephedrine, the dominant precursor chemical for the manufacturing of methamphetamine in Congo Kinshasa by means of the SAHCO export corridor on the airport, was foiled on Monday, November 21 by NDLEA operatives in collaboration with the aviation safety (AVSEC) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Two transport brokers: Nwazuru Georgewill and Saheed Muritala linked to the supply have been instantly arrested.
“In the meantime, an try by a drug trafficker, Udogwu James Johnson, who’s dealing with a number of prices of drug offences, to flee the nation after leaping bail was foiled by NDLEA operatives on the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport the place he was arrested on Friday, November 25 . -year-old suspect already confronted trial on the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Lagos earlier than he was re-arrested on Saturday April 9 in Port Harcourt for importing 5.48kg of cocaine hid in plastic lotion bottles sealed with candle wax. A Federal Excessive Courtroom in Port Harcourt granted him bail on Wednesday, November 23 for his newest offence, whereas a Lagos court docket issued an arrest warrant in opposition to him for skipping bail over his case in Lagos.
“On the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, NAIA, Abuja, a transfer by Brazilian returnee Iroegbute Ejike Francis, 46, to smuggle 4kg of towel-soaked cocaine in his hand baggage was thwarted by NDLEA officers on Thursday, November 24. arrested him, upon arrival on the Qatar Airline flight from Brazil – Doha – Abuja.
“At least 5,851.3 kilograms (5.8 tonnes) of hashish sativa have been seized from sellers in 5 states previously week, together with a infamous cripple, Ibrahim Yusuf, 45, who was arrested on Monday November 21 in Gasline, Ifo, State Ogun with 4kg of the psychotropic substance, whereas a complete of 36 luggage weighing 570kg of the identical substance have been recovered in one other forest raid in Ogunmakin city, Obafemi Owode LGA.
“In Edo, operatives on Tuesday November 22 evacuated 141 luggage of Hashish Sativa weighing a complete of 1,884kg (1,884 tonnes) saved at a warehouse in Okpe forest, Akoko Edo LGA, whereas on Thursday November 24, NDLEA Abbaka officers arrested Ismail 50 , at Okada junction, Ovia South West LGA with 22 luggage of C/S weighing 216.5kg. A day after, operatives additionally seized 112 luggage of C/S saved in Obi Camp forest, Ovia South West LGA, weighing 1,512kg.
“This was adopted by one other seizure of 45 luggage weighing 529.5 kg, whereas the policemen additionally intercepted a Toyota Sienna bus with reg. No. BDG 598 FZ (Lagos) loaded with 566.5kg of hashish sure for Onitsha, Anambra State and the suspect, Sunday Mathias, 30, was arrested for the seizure.
“In Ondo State, NDLEA operatives raided Oke-Ogun forest on Friday November 25 the place Onyebuchi Chime was arrested with 88kg of hashish, a gun and a few ammunition, whereas additionally they recovered 149.5kg of the substance in Ipele forest. No fewer than 12.42 hectares of hashish farms have been destroyed and 195kg of processed weed of this substance was present in Efon Alaye, Ekiti State, the place two sellers: Richard Ebong and Nze Abraham have been arrested on Saturday 26.
“In Oyo State, operatives arrested a 27-year-old Mrs. Adebayo Rahmat with 136.3kg of hashish, whereas a minimum of 84,000 tramadol tablets have been recovered from the suspect, Muhsin, on Thursday, November 24, in Sabo-Ilupe, Atiba LGA. Abdullahi in Bodinga space of Sokoto State on the identical day. In the identical method, 16,000 tablets of Exol-5 and D5 hidden in palm oil have been seized from Lawal Rabe, 24, on Friday November 25 at Kokami village, Danta LGA, Katsina, whereas a complete of 54,500 tablets of Tramadol and Exol-5 have been seized from duo Basiru Muhammadu and Saidu Yusuf in the identical space on Saturday 26 November.
“The Chairman/Government Director of NDLEA, Brig. Common Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), CON, OFR, recommended the officers and males of MMIA, NAIA, PHIA, Edo, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo, Sokoto, Katsina and Oyo Instructions of the Company for his or her professionalism within the discharge of their duties and excellent outcomes which adopted. He enjoined them and their compatriots throughout the nation to not let their guard down because the nation approaches the festive season.”