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NDLEA Raids Snake-Guarded Shrine

Operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided a snake-guarded shrine allegedly used as storage for illicit drugs in Igor community of Edo.

Gatekeepers News reports that NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi revealed this through a statement released on Monday.

According to Babafemi, the operatives had detected a large hole, constructed specially in a wall covered with wallpapers and fetish objects.

Illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, loud, colorado, and Arizona, of different quantities, with a total weight of 8.743kg, were pulled out of the deep hole.

Babafemi added, “At least, two ladies: Sonia Chinonso Ezumezu and Risikatu Tijani were arrested during the intelligence-led operation on Tuesday 18th June 2024 after the big black snake guarding the shrine was demobilized.”

In addition, Babademi said NDLEA operatives also raided Usen forest in Ovia south-west LGA, Edo state on June 22, recovering 209kg of cannabis and a motorcycle.

The spokesman said two suspects namely Obi Ferguson and Ernest Abanum, were arrested.

He said, “Meanwhile, NDLEA officers in Lagos have intercepted a carefully packaged consignment of 8.2 kilograms of methamphetamine at a motor park in Mazamaza, Ojo area of the state.”

“The highly addictive illicit substance, also called ice or crystal meth, was packed in imported Dunkin’ turtle love chocolate wraps and then concealed in the casing of three loud speakers.”

“A 39-year-old suspect, Michael Odiomume who was sending the consignment to Owerri, Imo state was promptly arrested on Wednesday 19th June at the park.”

“In Abuja, operatives on Tuesday 18th June intercepted a white Nissan Frontier pick up vehicle with amber lights and fake registration number of a security agency at Kiyi village in Kuje area of the FCT.”

“The vehicle was loaded with 454 compressed blocks of cannabis sativa, weighing 340.8kg procured at Uzeba, Edo state.”

“A 76-year-old grandfather, Mr. Francis Omofa, linked to the consignment was arrested. He claimed to have been in the illicit drug business for 10 years.”

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