NDLEA storms Anambra monarch palace, recovers cocaine, heroin


The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have stormed the palace of a prominent traditional ruler in Anambra State.

The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Monday, said about 58.5 grams of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroine were recovered during the operation.

According to Babafemi, an investigation has commenced unraveling how the drugs were hidden.

He quoted the Anambra State Commander, Muhammadu Idris, as saying the palace security guards are assisting in tracing the dealer behind the consignment.

Meanwhile, the anti-drug trafficking agency disclosed the arrest of one Hassan Bishi Taiwo at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

According to the spokesperson, the suspect was arrested with three parcels of cocaine tucked in a false bottom created in his suitcase.

Taiwo was intercepted last Friday after arrival at about 1:30 pm. He flew in aboard Ethiopian Airlines

“We discovered another ticket on him while our findings also show that he has been plying his criminal trade through some Middle East countries”, NDLEA said.


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