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5 arrested as NDLEA impound drug worth 1.217 kg

Five persons have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Abia Command.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the operatives impounded drugs worth 1.217 kg, during a joint raid in Umuahia.

Those arrested include Adaobi Nweke, identified as a major drug lord and other hard drug peddlers in the city.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Homeland Security, Chukwunenye Alajemba, disclosed that huge amounts of prohibited drugs, like cocaine, cannabis, methamphetamine which is called mkpurumiri and a cash sum of more than N500,000, were discovered during the raid.

He disclosed that the drug lord, Adaobi, a lawyer by profession and daughter of a late, notorious drug kingpin in Umuahia, identified as Joe Kin Jagwa, has ravaged many youths while her drug activities span many decades.

“Yesterday, the 14th day of February 2024, just before midnight, the office of the Governor on Homeland Security in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Abia Command conducted a successful joint operation on the premises of one Miss Adaobi Nweke at No. 23 Arochukwu Street by Calabar road, Umuahia, where the joint team seized a very large amount of prohibited drugs, like cocaine, cannabis, methamphetamine which is called mkpurumiri and cash sum of more than N500,000. Drugs worth 1.217 kg were seized and five persons including 2 males and 3 females arrested”

Mr. Alajemba, who further stated that the operatives also raided a popular hotel around Downbelow in Umuahia, said the State government has declared war on drugs and all forms of criminality in Abia State.

He appreciated the NDLEA for the successful operation, stressing that the war against drugs in the State is still ongoing and advised those peddling drugs to desist forthwith.

“Abia State government is committed to flushing out all forms of criminality, describing drugs as the bedrock of all criminal activities.

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