A former NDLEA officer has been abducted.
EKOHOTBLOG report that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that a group of drug cartels have abducted an unnamed retired personnel of the agency.
The agency added that the retired officer was kidnapped after the NDLEA officers arrested a 19-year-old female drug dealer, Mngunengen Achir, in Benue State.
The latest development was made known via a statement by the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.
Babafemi noted that Achir was arrested with 5.5kg Cannabis and 112grams of Diazepam on Wednesday 6 October in Aliade area of the Benue State.
“Other members of the arrested lady’s cartel abducted the retired NDLEA personnel from that community who they assumed was still a serving officer, took him to a forest and demanded the release of the suspect in custody before their victim would be freed,” he disclosed.
The NDLEA spokesman added that the agency officers arrested no fewer than 110 drug dealers in nine states across the country when their hideouts were dismantled and assorted illicit substances seized in the past week.
Babafemi listed the states as Lagos, where notorious drug joints in Maza Maza, Alakija, Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin, Oluti, Isheri roundabout, and Igando were raided on Thursday 7 October 2021, with 16 suspects arrested.
He further disclosed that different quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Tramadol, Methamphetamine, Diazepam, Cannabis and other psychoactive substances were intercepted.
He said, “The raid of the house of a drug kingpin in Ruga area of Mararaba, Karu LGA, in Nasarawa led to the recovery of 30 bags of cannabis weighing 362.5kg while in Akwa Ibom State, three male suspects were arrested on Wednesday 6th October during a raid of drug joints in Oron area with over 25 kilograms of drugs seized.
“In Ondo, a notorious drug dealer at Ogbani-Oja Okitipupa, Okitipupa LGA, Adedugba Adeyemi, a.k.a Oyinbo, was arrested in his fortified den, where different quantities of Cocaine, Heroin and Skunk were recovered.
“In Kano, one Shamsuddeen Muhammad was arrested with 21.6kg cannabis, well-concealed inside empty cartons, while in Oyo state, no fewer than 12 persons were arrested at drug joints raided and dismantled across the state,” the NDLEA spokesman stated.
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