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NDLEA Busts, Arrests 5 Members Of International Drug Syndicate

Two housewives were among those arrested as operatives of the NDLEA, smashed an international drug syndicate with networks in parts of Nigeria, South Africa, and Thailand.

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, May 2, said no fewer than five members of the cartel were arrested in a two-week intelligence-led operation in Lagos, Abia, and Anambra states following the seizure of their illicit drug consignments at the NAHCO import shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

“The unraveling of the drug cartel started on Sunday 20th April when their cargo of four big suitcases arrived at the NAHCO shed on an Airpeace airline flight from Johannesburg, South Africa.

After days of close monitoring and investigation, the first suspect, Umeh Chisom Peter was arrested on Wednesday 24th April after he showed up to pick up two of the suitcases containing Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis owned by a Thailand-based member of the syndicate, Obum Michael.

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