Barely a week after operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arrested a 70-year-old Nigerien who supplies Boko Haram and bandits’ illicit drugs; a 35-year-old Chadian who sells narcotics to the insurgents has been intercepted in Taraba state.
The Director Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi in a statement says, the suspect, Adama Uomar Issa, was arrested on Wednesday, in Jalingo, Taraba State with 21.70Kg of Tramadol 225mg and 250mg. Also seized from him were 15.7Kg of Exol.5; 100,05 France CAF and N61, 000.
Taraba state Commander, Suleiman Jadi, said the suspect speaks only French and Arabic and claims he was taking the substances to Chad Republic,
Investigations have however shown that he is a major supplier of illicit drugs to Boko Haram insurgents, he said.
In a related development, operatives of the anti-drug law enforcement agency have raided drug joints in Warri Street, Kaduna, where 29.5 grammes of cocaine and heroin were recovered along with 456 grammes of Rohypnol tablets. Two peddlers: Suleiman Yusuf and Abubakar Abdullahi were arrested during the sting operation.
This is even as 181kg of cannabis sativa was seized in Gaidam, Yobe state.
Yobe state Commander Apeh Reuben said the consignment was transported from Lagos to Yobe and was moving to Niger republic.