The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested a suspected fake security agent, Basiru Ibrahim, who specialises in trafficking illicit drugs from Benin Republic through Lagos to Sokoto State.
Ibrahim is alleged to have been arrested with 280kilogrammes of Skunk and Diazepam in Kebbi State.
According to the Kebbi State Commander of NDLEA, Peter Odaudu, the suspect was caught at about 8.30pm on April 3, conveying 140kg of Skunk and another 140kg of Diazepam in his personal Peugeot 406 saloon car with registration number Lagos KSF 60 BE at Kingakwai checkpoint, Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
“ The claim by the suspect who is 38-year-old, to being a senior official of the Sokoto State Command of a law enforcement agency is still being investigated.
“ During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have trafficked drugs three times in the past from Benin Republic for a notorious dealer known as Queen, ” Odaudu said.
In another development, attempts by a trafficker to smuggle 2,800 bottles of diverse cough syrups into Abuja have been thwarted by operatives of the NDLEA in Suleja, Niger State.
Security Watch Africa reports that 1,020 bottles of CS cough syrup with codeine, 390 bottles of CSP cough syrup with codeine and 1,390 bottles of barcadin cough syrup with codeine, were recovered from the suspect.
The Commander, Niger State Command of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe said the illicit substances meant for drug joints in Abuja were procured from Onitsha, Anambra State and diverted to Morada market motor park in Suleja to avoid security scrutiny in Abuja.
“ A 27-year-old Ezema Sunday who was to take delivery of the consignment was arrested on Tuesday April 7, along with another suspect, Nehemiah Isa who was caught with 1.3kg of cannabis and 7gramme of Nitrazepam, ” Kwetishe said.