Trans-border trafficker nabbed with 280kg assorted drugs in Kebbi

. Consignment of codeine syrup Abuja drug joints intercepted Suleja

A suspected fake security agent, Basiru , who specialises trafficking illicit from Benin Republic through Lagos to Sokoto state, has been arrested with 280 kilogrammes of skunk and Diazepam the Northwest state.

The suspect caught about 8.30pm on April 3 conveying 140kg of skunk and another 140kg of Diazepam in his personal Peugeot 406 saloon car with registration number Lagos KSF 60 BE Kingakwai checkpoint, Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi state.

According to the state Commander of the NDLEA, Peter Odaudu, the claim by the suspect who is 38-year-old to a senior of the Sokoto state Command of a law enforcement agency is still investigated.

During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have trafficked three times in the past from Benin Republic a notorious dealer known as Queen.

Meanwhile, attempts by another trafficker to smuggle 2,800 bottles of diverse cough syrups into Abuja have been thwarted by operatives of the NDLEA in Suleja, Niger state, where they recovered 1,020 bottles of CS cough syrup with codeine, 390 bottles of CSP cough syrup with codeine and 1,390 bottles of barcadin cough syrup with codeine.

The Commander, Niger state Command of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe said the illicit substances meant drug joints in Abuja procured from Onitsha, Anambra state and diverted to Morada market motor park in Suleja to avoid security scrutiny in Abuja. A 27-year-old Ezema Sunday who to take delivery of the consignment arrested on Tuesday 7th April, 2021 along with another suspect, Nehemiah Isa who caught with 1.3kg of cannabis and 7gramme of Nitrazepam.