NDLEA arrests drug baron, seizes N8bn worth of cocaine

By AdvocateNews on 23/05/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 627

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have nabbed a Brazil-based drug baron, Ejiofor Enwereaku, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, seizing N8bn worth of cocaine and $24,500.

This information was contained in a statement released on Sunday by the NDLEA Director of Publicity and Media, Femi Babalola.

Enwereaku was arrested at the Lagos airport on Friday for importing 27.95 kilogrammes of cocaine in a travelling bag

On May 8, 2021, narcotic agents at MMIA intercepted a bag that arrived in Lagos from Brazil through Ethiopia, which contained 27.95kg of cocaine and was disclaimed by the owner.

A follow up on the bag ownership led to the arrest of the suspect upon his arrival from Ethiopia on Friday.

According to the statement, Enwereaku leads a syndicate that specialises in planting drugs in the bags of innocent travellers.

To compromise the investigation, the suspect had offered a bribe of $24,500 to the NDLEA, which was seized from him.

The Chairman of the NDLEA, Brig. General Buba Marwa (retd), who had monitored the investigation, commended the operatives for their diligence and resilience in tackling the drug baron.

“I have warned that we will henceforth not only go after the traffickers but, with the same vigour, target the cartels and the kingpins that operate them.

“The latest arrest is a clear confirmation that we will match our words with action and that we will come for those who will not back out of the criminal trade,” Gen. Marwa said.

Posted 23/05/2021 4:00:51 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
FG directs civil servants to take COVID-19 test...

Fraud: EFCC detains Kaduna former gov, ex-minister

It’s false to say that 81 of Buhari’s...

Violence in Kogi State: Did Ekweremadu call for...

Recall: Melaye petitions Police IG, UN, US, UK,...

Umahi is victimising our members for not following...

Yuletide: Gov. Ugwuanyi salutes Christians

Boko Haram: Over 1,000 insurgents killed in six...

Buhari, seven northern govs in closed-door meeting

Terrorists have occupied Kishi, Gani Adams cries out...

Boko Haram ambushes army convoy, kills 12 soldiers,...

Tragedy hits Kanu’s family


Latest News Insecurity: Royal Navy Warship arrives in Lagos IPOB threatens a week sit-at-home from November 4 if Kanu is not released Police forced me to borrow N35,000 from online platform to pay bribe – Singer Herdsmen kidnap Enugu fashion designer, demand N2m ramsom Man puts himself up for sale for N20m in Kano Oronsaye report: FG budgets N900bn for agencies recommended for scrapping EFCC arraigns Cecilia Osipitan for N6bn PHCN insurance benefit fraud Enugu govt extends verification of status of monetized quarters Reconsider 1989 Constitution, it has solutions to crisis of governance, Falana tells Senate Anambra 2021: Accord Party’s Chairman, guber candidate -Maduka debunk defection of running mate Two prospective NYSC Corp members heading to camp abducted by bandits Amechi Awkunanaw Community asks ex-President General, John Egbo, to render accounts of his tenure


Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (191,443 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (191,429 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (191,427 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (191,427 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (191,427 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (191,427 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (191,426 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (191,274 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (186,888 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (186,192 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (148,638 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (146,952 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.