NDLEA seizes drugs hidden in commercial bus engine in Osun

Alhaji Mala Tijjani, one of the suspects   


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has seized a consignment of illicit drug consignment concealed in the engine compartment of an interstate commercial bus.

It said two grandfathers were taken into custody over alleged drug trafficking.

NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Sunday, said:

“No fewer than 5.2kg of cannabis sativa and opioids were discovered in the engine compartment of an interstate commercial bus marked VDY 187 XA on March 7, 2024, along Gbongan-Ibadan road, Osun State by NDLEA officers on stop and search operation on the highway.

Iorliam Dominic, one of the suspects

“The bus driver, Iorliam Dominic, 35, who took responsibility for the concealment was taken into custody for further investigation.

“The previous day, March 6, a 26-year-old lady, Obasanmi Iyanu, who produces and distributes skuchies was arrested during a raid on her hideout in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

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“At least, 16.5 litres of the illicit substance and different quantities of molly and cannabis were recovered from her during the raid.

Bappa Madu, one of the suspects

“In the same vein, NDLEA operatives in Borno State have arrested a 70-year-old grandfather, Mallam Mai Adam and 65-year-old Yamama Musa for drug trafficking.

“They were arrested on March 9, along with 24-year-old Abubakar Ya’u and Babagana Abubakar Ali, 28, in Maiduguri and Gamboru-Ngala respectively while 32,000 ampoules of tramadol injection were recovered from them.

Yusuf Abdullahi, one of the suspects

“Same day, operatives at Geidam in Yobe State intercepted a Golf 3 salon car heading to Gagamari in Niger republic, where the occupant, Alhaji Mala Tijjani, 28, was to deliver 40 blocks of cannabis weighing 24.5kg to another dealer, while 42 cartons containing 8,400 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 1,260 kilograms were recovered from a driver, Mutari Ya’u, 29, at Katsina road, Kaduna on March 5.

“In Kano State, Nura Yusuf, 35, was arrested with 62kg cannabis at Gadar Tamburawa area, where Abubakar Sani, 40, was also nabbed with 244 bottles of codeine syrup, while Mohammad Alkali, 28, was found with 49, 800 pills of tramadol along Kano-Maiduguri road, on March 7.

Obasanmi Iyanu, one of the suspects

“This is just as NDLEA operatives in Lagos state on March 6, arrested Aba Thomas at Igbo Elerin area of the state where 84 litres of skuchies, 1.1 litres of codeine syrup,4kg cannabis sativa, and 800 tablets of tramadol 225mg were seized from him.

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“No fewer than eight suspects were arrested on March 8, where NDLEA officers raided the notorious Karu abattoir drug joint in the FCT, Abuja with 51.3kg cannabis recovered from them.

“Those arrested include: Buhari Muhammadu; Jamilu Muhammed; Abubakar Wappa; Yahaya Tasiu; Ezekiel Mulanda; Abba Haruna; Habibu Umar and Shamsu Lawali.

Aba Thomas, one of the suspects

“In Plateau state, two suspects: Pam Thomas, 45, and Stephen Nyam,38, were on March 4, arrested with cannabis weighing 611.428kg at Zawan, Jos South, while in Kogi state, NDLEA officers intercepted a commercial J5 bus coming from Onitsha, Anambra State to Zaria, Kaduna state on March 6, along Okene-Lokoja-Abuja expressway where a total of 8,580 pills of tramadol and exol-5 were seized from a suspect, Yusuf Abdullahi, 40.

“In Enugu, operatives on March 5, raided some locked-up shops at the new market in Enugu metropolitan area where 371.42kg cannabis and 9.49grams of methamphetamine were recovered,” he added.

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