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NDLEA Raids Drug Warehouse, Seizes ₦4.7 Billion Worth of Cocaine and Meth


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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a drug cartel in Aba, controlled by three suspected barons.


This was announced by the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in Abuja on Sunday.

The suspects were arrested and their drug warehouses dismantled. The NDLEA seized substances suspected to be cocaine and methamphetamine, estimated to be worth over ₦4.1 billion.

Babafemi revealed that the operation took place from June 13 to June 14, targeting locations on Boundary Avenue and Ohia Road in Aba. Months of intelligence gathering led to the arrests and the seizure of 20.76 kg of drugs.


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In Lagos State, the NDLEA also discovered a large warehouse in Kirikiri filled with what is believed to be codeine-based syrup.

Four individuals linked to the importation and distribution of the substance were arrested during a raid on the warehouse.

The operation recovered no fewer than 82,000 bottles of the opioid, valued at more than ₦600 million. Additionally, a truck and two buses used for distribution were seized on June 10.

Babafemi emphasized that these operations are part of the NDLEA’s ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking and distribution across Nigeria.


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