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NDLEA bursts Lagos warehouse, seizes N4.7billion cocaine, meth, arrests siblings in Aba

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NDLEA bursts Lagos warehouse, seizes N4.7billion cocaine, meth, arrests siblings in Aba

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) announced that its special operation unit has taken down a cartel controlled by a drug baron, 49-year-old Kelechi Monday Nwaobasi, and his 50-year-old elder sister, Ms. Chinwe Rose Nwaobasi.

The NDLEA said the development followed the arrest of the suspects’ siblings and the seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine consignments worth over N4.1 billion in street value from their hideout in Aba, Abia State.

Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, stated in a statement on Sunday that the special operation conducted on Thursday, 13th, and Friday, 14th June 2024, at 3B Boundary Avenue, Aba, and a residence along Ohia Road, Ohia, Abia State, followed months of intelligence gathering, leading to the arrest of the ring leaders and the combined seizure of 20.76 kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine from them.

Babafemi also announced that the NDLEA operatives in Lagos State have uncovered an expansive warehouse stocked with a large consignment of codeine-based syrup, located in the Comfort Oboh area of Kirikiri. Four persons connected with the importation and distribution of the opioid were arrested during an intelligence-led raid on the facility.

According to him, those arrested include Kingsley Amanambu Obumneke, 38; Emeka Emmanuel, 48; Bonaventure Ugochukwu, 59; and Martin Dike, 56.

He said that a total of 82,000 bottles of the opioid worth more than N600 million in street value, along with a 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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