Ahmad Mohammed, 42, was allegedly providing drugs to rebels in Borno State, according to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Mohammed has been taken into custody.The suspect is one of 24 suspected traffickers and dealers that the agency’s operatives recently arrested, according to a statement made on Sunday by Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy.

Insurgents in Banki, a region that shares a border with Cameroon and Nigeria, were receiving illegal drugs from Mohammed, as per the statement.

On Friday, February 9, NDLEA agents detained him at a Borno State checkpoint.”While en route to deliver the opioid consignment in the border town, 20,000 tramadol capsules were found from him during a search of his luggage,” the release stated.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, February 4, NDLEA agents acting on reliable information stopped a truck bearing the licence plate Lagos JJJ 64 YC that was transporting 367 jumbo bags of cannabis sativa, totaling 4,037 kilogrammes, from Akure, Ondo state to the Shabu neighbourhood of Lafia, the state capital.

Regarding the seizure, three people have been detained: Shuaibu Yahaya Liman, 35; Monday Audu, 33; and Linus Samuel, 42.The release went on to say, “On Monday, February 5th, operatives in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, apprehended Jibrin Shuaibu, 23, and Prosper Innih, 17, along with 169 bags and 80 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 1,961.5 kg, which were hidden in a truck registered Ogun WDE 557 XC.

While travelling from Uzeba to Dei-Dei, Federal Capital Territory, the truck was stopped and searched along the Abaji-Abuja highway.The statement went on, “On Tuesday, February 6, NDLEA agents conducted an additional operation in Abuja.

They apprehended a suspect, 27-year-old Abdulhameed Dauda, who had 89 kg of the same psychoactive substance loaded into his truck in Owo, Ondo state, with plans to deliver it to Gwagwalada in the Federal Capital Territory.

The same substance was being transported by Hassan Ade, a 30-year-old driver, who was stopped by authorities on the same day while he was carrying 696.5 kg of it from Idoani, Ondo state, to Gwagwalada and Dei-Dei in the Federal Capital Territory. Mrs. Joy Chukwuka, 42, a mother of three children, was arrested following a follow-up operation and was connected to the consignment.

The organisation also disclosed that in Ondo state, in addition to the 633.5 kg of cannabis that were seized at Eleyere, Ogbese in Akure North LGA, its agents also found 59 large bags of the same drug inside a truck bearing the licence plate GAD 287 XA that was travelling to the north of the nation.

The statement read, “192 packs of table water were loaded on top to conceal the illicit consignment, and detergents were sprayed on the cannabis bags ostensibly to suppress the odour of the psychoactive weed.

“In Edo State, agents apprehended a minimum of 187 kg of cannabis at Sapele Road. Meanwhile, in Kano, on Monday, February 5, the agency’s officers apprehended 58-year-old Bashir Attahir in the Bachirawa area of the state, allegedly in possession of 216,000 250 mg tramadol pills. In the Sabon Gari area of the city, along Emir Road, another suspect, Ejike Moses Nmenme, 47, was apprehended the following day, Tuesday, February 6, with 25,190 tramadol capsules and various amounts of rohypnol and codeine syrup; at Gadar Tamburawa, Yusuf Abdullahi Musa, 35, and Yusuf Musa, 28, were apprehended with 1,000 ampoules of tramadol injection onFebruary 8th, Thursday.

Six suspects were detained in Oraifite and Umuni-Evili, Aguleri, Anambra state, for dealing in illicit substances. Among them were a woman who was six months pregnant, Amarachi Akaolisa, 25, and another woman, Ifeoma Iheanyi, 21. Okwuchukwu Chukwuka, Onyedika Ngwu, Ekene Hyginus, and Nzomiwu Ikechukwu are among the others apprehended.

During NDLEA raids conducted in various parts of the state between Tuesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 8, over 6 kilogrammes of cannabis, tramadol, diazepam, and codeine syrup were retrieved from them.

On Saturday, February 10th, during raids in various parts of the state, two women, Boluwatife Adebayo and Omolade Fola Adebayo, were detained as suspects in Lagos.Alongside Ogah Sunday Adole and Boluwatife Adebayo, two more people were taken into custody at Agidingbi, Ikeja.

They were found in possession of 220 grammes of cannabis, 10.6 litres of codeine syrup, and additional psychoactive substances.

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