NDLEA arrest Drug dealers in Abia, seizes 1.217 kilos.


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On Wednesday 14 February 2024, officers of the joint taskforce team of the Abia State Homeland Security and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, nabbed over five alleged drug moguls, and confiscated various drugs weighing over 1.217 kilograms.

Unravelling the sad event to reporters in Umuahia on Thursday, Chukwunenye Alajemba who is the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Homeland Security, said, “On February 14, 2023, the joint team conducted a raid at no. 23 Arochukwu/Calabar Road in Umuahia where one Adaobi Nweke, the daughter of the late “Joekin Jagwa” was arrested and large amount of drugs were recovered.”

Based on the report he gave, the types of drugs recovered there included, “dried weeds – 321 sachets (500 grams); loud weed – 214 wraps (400 grams); cocaine – 570 pinches and some loose quantities which is about 150.5 grams; heroin – 310 pinches (37.8) grams; and methamphetamin ice 129.1 grams, all totalling 1.217 kilograms”, while the persons arrested included three ladies and two men.

He added that the taskforce invaded a disreputable spot in Umuahia famously known as, “Down Below” and confiscated large amounts of hard drugs whose exact quantity were yet to be disclosed, this raiding was done at a famous hotel and people found there were arrested, and are still being investigated.

The Senior Special Assistant, Chukwunenye Alajemba made it known that one of the suspects identified as Adaobi was posing as a lawyer and had a drug cartel whose fangs dug into their youths of the society for over 20 years and appreciated the state Director of the NDLEA, Amos Adelenwa for their unwavering support and dedication to fighting this menace. He added regretfully that, “drug is the root cover of kidnap and other crimes.”

Alajemba further stated that the State Governor, Alex Otti had continuously served criminals in the state warnings to stay away from every illegal activity as they would not escape the wrath of the law just like Adaobi, because, “No drug lord is allowed in the state.”

He emphasized the need for parent to sternly advise their children to desist from engaging in illegal activities, and thanking NDLEA, adding that, “Abia is not a safe home for crime”.

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