The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has seized a total of 8,268.2311kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk among others in a weeklong coordinated raids across seven states which began from first to seventh of august 2021.
In a statement by director media and advocacy of the agency, femi babafemi, the raids conducted in Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Enugu, Bauchi, Edo and Anambra states led to the arrest of 15 drug dealers including a woman on wheelchair.
The weeklong exercise was aimed at mopping up illicit drugs in the affected states as part of the ongoing offensive action ordered by the Chairman of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa against all drug cartels across the country.
The raid also led to the arrest of a 26 year old with 1.2031kg crack cocaine making it the biggest cocaine seizure in the history of the state.
Meanwhile, different quantities of tramadol, methamphetamine and skunk going to the UK, Australia, New Zealand and UAE have been intercepted in two courier firms in Lagos by narcotic officers of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigation, DOGI, in the agency.