Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA have arrested Sami Ashoko, the most wanted drug baron in Nasarawa.
Men of the NDLEA arrested Ashoko, 39, on Friday and raided his warehouse where 100 bags of skunk weighing 1,095.3kg were seized.
Speaking on his arrest, Justice Arinze, the Commander of NDLEA in Nasarawa said Sami Ashoko is the most wanted drug baron who had been on the Agency’s watch list. “This seizure has beaten the previous record of 45 bags weighing about half ton recovered in January 2021 as the highest singular seizure of cannabis since the inception of the Command in 1999. The seized consignment was meant for Easter sales, and which he expects to sell out in two weeks,” he said.
On the same day, NDLEA also arrested two members of another cartel in lyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state.
The suspects are identified as Adamu Badamasi and Adamu Abba were arrested while trying to move 950 compressed blocks of cannabis weighing 1,330kg, procured from Uzeba, Owan West Local Government Area of the state to Bauchi state for Easter sales.
On sighting the NDLEA operatives, the suspects tried to escape arrest through hinterland routes in their white colour Peugeot J5 space bus with registration number Lagos JJ 722 XC, the Commander of the Edo State Command of the anti-drug law enforcement agency. Buba Wakawa disclosed
In the same vein, another trafficker who supplies drugs to some notorious drug joints in Abuja was at the weekend arrested along Gwagwalada expressway in Abuja, the nation’s capital while bringing 46 compressed blocks of cannabis for drug dealers in Mabushi and Banex areas of the capital city.
The Commander, FCT Command of the Agency, Mohammed Salami Sokoto said the notorious drug supplier has confessed to being a major supplier of illicit substances to major drug joints in Abuja.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has in his reaction to the Easter weekend operations commended officers and men of Nasarawa, Edo and FCT Commands of the Agency for their efforts, adding that the skunk seized is certainly less illicit substances available on the streets.
Credit: EONS Intelligence
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