Couple arrested for drug trafficking in Edo, woman nabbed for selling cakes laced with marijuana

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that its personnel arrested a couple in Edo State for a drug-related crime.

The agency which made this known in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said that its operatives also arrested a woman who produces drug-laced cakes in Bayelsa State and intercepted Italy-bound illicit drug consignment in Lagos State.

Babafemi said that “NDLEA officers at the gate C departure hall of the Lagos airport on Friday arrested a passenger, Yahaya Danjuma Oturah, while attempting to export 4,000 pills of tramadol 225mg to Malpensa, Italy on an Ethiopian Airline flight.

“The psychoactive substance was found concealed in women wear and granulated melon packed in the suspect’s backpack and another bag containing food items.

“In his statement, Oturah who is a frequent flyer confessed he was hired to courier the drug for 700 Euros on successful delivery of the consignment in Italy.

“In Bayelsa, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday arrested 28-year-old Jennifer lliya at Amarata area of Yenagoa for producing and distributing cakes laced with illicit drugs, especially cannabis sativa.

“At the time of her arrest, a substantial number of the drugged cakes weighing 1.5kg were recovered from her.

“A 20-year-old hair stylist, Josephine Odunu and a dispatch rider, Edesemi Ikporo, 30, had been arrested on March 10 by NDLEA operatives in Yenagoa for a similar offence.”

The NDLEA spokesperson further stated, “Two suspects, Joseph Dadik, 47, and Bensha Yari, 32, were arrested with 24, 180 ampoules of pentazocine injection weighing 135.5 kilograms at Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, while Adamu Umar, 18, was nabbed with 20.700kg cannabis when his house in Shuware area of Mubi, Adamawa state was raided on Friday.

“No less than 310.7kg cannabis was recovered on Thursday 25th April when NDLEA operatives raided parts of Mushin in Lagos state. While 300kg was seized at Olatunil Street, Mushin. 10. 7kg of same substance was retrieved from two suspects: Tijani Wasiu and Suleiman Aisha at Anifowose. Mushin.

“While Stanley Chukwudi, 43, was arrested with 5,900 ampoules of pentazocine injection at Sabon Gari area of Kano State on Thursday 25 April, a couple, Fredrick Odion, 53, and Gladys Odion, 52, were nabbed with 50kg cannabis at Iruekpen, Esan west LGA, Edo state by NDLEA officers on Wednesday 24th April.”