…recover large quantity Canadian loud worth over N150m
Operatives Of Federal Criminal Investigation Department FCID (Annex) Lagos have arrested an active member of the notorious drug syndicate identified as Justine Enuonye.
Nigeriacrime.com also learned that the operatives also recovered a large cache of substances suspected to be Canadian Loud.
Confirming the development ASP Mayegun Aminat Police Public Relations Officer, Force CID Annex Alagbon, said: “On 27th of November 2023 at about 5 PM, while acting on intelligence, operatives of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (Annex), Lagos undertook a well-coordinated undercover operation leading to the arrest of one Justine Enuonye, a 38 years old male.
ASP Mayegun explained that Enuonye had been on the radar of operatives of the Department in recent times following intelligence pointing to the fact that he is a Nigerian agent of a notorious transnational drug cartel.”
“He was intercepted and arrested while driving a Tacoma truck with registration number DSR 785 HR loaded with 157 parcels of substances suspected to be Canadian loud. The interception took place at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.”
“Following the arrest, preliminary investigations by detectives of the Department established that the narcotic substances were sourced from one of their barons in Canada. The modus is to load the narcotics packs inside Tokunbo cars which are shipped inside containers into Nigeria through the Nigerian Ports Authority, Apapa, Lagos. In this instance, Justine Enuonye confessed that the drugs were shipped into Nigeria in five cartons spread into two Tokunbo vehicles – a Ford Ecoline bus and a Hyundai Elantra and they were concealed alongside motor spare parts which landed in a container at the Ports Authority, Apapa, Lagos.”
“The suspect revealed that upon clearing the vehicles with the cartons of substances, the instruction from the baron was to deliver It to one of their network members in Lagos who would dispose of them to citizens. Justin Enuonye admitted to facilitating international drug transactions as an intermediary and that he often receives Instructions through concealed phone numbers.”
The market value of the 157 parcels so far recovered from the suspect is estimated at over one N150 million.
In the spirit of inter-agency collaboration and aid of a detailed investigation of the syndicate behind this crime and their International networks, the suspect and exhibits are today being handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Lagos State Command for conclusive investigation. The FCID (Annex) Lagos shall keep a tap on the investigation and support the NDLEA operatives towards ensuring diligent investigation and prosecution of the elements behind this heinous crime”, she added.
Meanwhile, the AIG FCID Annex Alagbon, AIG Idowu Owohunwa assures that the operation to rid the Lagos space of drug actors will be a continuous one to reduce the incessant drug-related crimes in the State and beyond.
He, however, pleads with the well-meaning citizens to continue to assist police by providing useful and actionable information to support special operations in this regard toward aiding the disruption of such criminal activities.