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Multi-Billion Naira Drug Bust: NDLEA Arrests Brother, Sister For Drug Trafficking; Seizes N4.1Billion Worth of Cocaine, Other Narcotic

Posted by Samuel on Sun 16th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

According to the agency, the arrest led to the seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine consignments worth over N4.1 billion in street value from their hideout in Aba, Abia State.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reported the arrest of 49-year-old Kelechi Monday Nwaobasi and his 50-year-old elder sister, Ms. Chinwe Rose Nwaobasi, who are suspected of being drug barons, by its Special Operation Unit.

According to the agency, the arrest led to the seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine consignments worth over N4.1 billion in street value from their hideout in Aba, Abia State.

A statement by the agency signed by Femi Babafemi, the agency’s spokesman noted that the special operation conducted on Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14, 2024 at 3B, Boundary Avenue, Aba and a residence along Ohia Road, Ohia, Abia State followed months of intelligence gathering, leading the combined seizure of 20.76 kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine.

In a related development, NDLEA operatives in Lagos State have uncovered an expansive warehouse stocked with a large consignment of codeine-based syrup, located at Comfort Oboh area of Kirikiri, where four persons connected with the importation and distribution of the opioid were arrested during a raid on the facility.

Those arrested include Kingsley Amanambu Obumneke, 38; Emeka Emmanuel, 48; Bornaventure Ugochukwu, 59; and Martin Dike, 56, while a total of 82,000 bottles of the opioid worth more than N600million in street value, Toyota Tacuma truck and two buses used for distributing the substance were recovered from the premises on Monday, 10th June 2024 when NDLEA officers conducted the operation.



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