NDLEA Arrests 90-year-old for selling drugs to teenagers in Katsina state
A 90 year old man, Yusuf Yarkadir, for peddling narcotics to youngsters in his Yarkadir Village at Rimi Local Government Area in Katsina State, has been detained by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA.
Due to his claim for the illicit substance, the nonagenarian, who was filled with remorse, admitted during his questioning that he was distributing cannabis Sativa to teenagers in his neighborhood for eight years.
However, although his source of supply had not been revealed, on Wednesday July 7, he vowed his arrest that he would now leave the business which he had tried in the past to quit without any success.
Similarly, narcotics agents at the Agency’s Ondo State Command detained two young siblings and other suspects for dealing with a variety of illicit drugs in the capital of the state.
Onyema Sunday, 16, with his 15 year old sister, Onyema Amaka, were detained with 1,894kg of Tramadol on Monday 5 July in the Akure Street Area of Cars while 23 year old Kazeem Oluyede, 300grams and 3grams of methamphetamine, was seized in the Eru Oba district of the capital city.
In Igbara-Oke, Ifedore State council district with 5.5 kilograms of cannabis, also a lady Maryam Musa of 35 years was caught all the same days.
Similarly NDLEA operatives in the state of Ondo raided the Ogbese market on Wednesday 7th in Akure North LGA, following reliable intelligences and supervision. They were caught with 63 kilos of cannabis by Jalamia Ochonogor, and by Austin Uzoka.
Also, in Bauchi, around seven people and 28.091 kilos of different narcotics such as Diazepam, Exol-5, Rophynol, Tramadol, Codeine have been seized and cannabis confiscated from them.
Operatives under the Bauchi State Command Includes; Sunday Obi, Abba Abdullahi, Samuel John, Chijioke Agu, Sani Musa, Alhaji Alhaji Baffa and Abubakar Saidu in two different raids.
In other news, the narcotic officers of the Directorate of Operations and General investigations, DOGI, which are attaching themselves to several courier firms in Lagos, intercepted and confiscated various quantities of illicit narcotics traveling to the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
In one of the courier companies, 400 grams of ketamine were recovered from Cameroon and headed to the United States, concealed in the walls of carton fasteners.
Others include: 30 grams of tramadol hidden in female headgear from Onitsha, state of Anambra and to the United Kingdom; 200 grams of ketamine to the United States from Cameroon; and 400 grains of methamphetamines to New Zealand from Asaba, state of Delta.
Amid commending the DOGI for their vigilance, and commitment in ridding all communities in Nigeria of threat of trafficking. The President and Head of NDLEA Brig. Gen. mohamed Buba Marwa also urged the officers and men of katsina, Ondo and Bauchi to not relent but continue to raise the bar in their activities to completely eliminate drug abuse.
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