The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested another drug supplier to Boko Haram and bandits.
The suspect, Adama Uomar Issa, 35, was arrested on Wednesday in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, with 21.70 Kilograms of Tramadol in 225mg and 250mg respectively.
Also seized from him were 15.7kg of Exol.5, 100,050 CFA and N61,000.
This was contained in a press release signed by Mr Femi Babafemi, NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, on Thursday.
Issa’s arrest comes was barely a week after operatives of the agency had arrested a 70-year old Nigerien who supplies illicit drugs to Boko Haram and bandits.
According to Suleiman Jadi, the Commander, Taraba State Command of the NDLEA, the suspect speaks only French and Arabic and claims he was taking the illicit substances to Chad Republic before he was intercepted in Jallngo.
The statement partly read: “Investigations have however shown that he is a major supplier of illicit drugs to Boko Haram Insurgents. At the point of interdiction, the drugs, which he bought from Onitsha in Anambra state, were concealed inside new ladies’ handbags and shoes.”
Elsewhere, operatives of the anti-drug law enforcement agency have raided drug joints In Warri Street, Kaduna State, where 29.5 grammes of cocaine and heroin were recovered along with 456 grammes of Rohypnol tablets. Two alleged peddlers: Suleiman Yusuf and Abubakar Abdullabi, were arrested during the sting operation.
Also, another seizure of 181 kilograms of cannabis sativa was carried out in Gaidam, Yobe State, and a suspect arrested in connection with the seizure.
Apeh Reuben, the commander of the Yobe State Command, disclosed that the consignment was transported from Lagos to Yobe and was moving to Niger Republic but was Intercepted at the border post in Galdam while attempting to cross to Niger.
While commending the Taraba, Kaduna and Yobe states Commands for their vigilance and resilience in the ongoing offensive action against illicit drugs and traffickers, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd.), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, charged the officers and men involved in the operations and across other commands not to relax until the last drug cartel is dismantled in the country.
“We have made a commitment that the criminal elements will always have us to contend with in their Illicit trade and that is why we must not rest on our hoars.
“We must continue to raise the bar in our drug supply reduction activities and drug demand reduction efforts”, the statement quoted Marwa as saying.