NDLEA Arrests 4 Wanted Drug Kingpins, Others


The National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two ladies and two men wanted in connection with over 16,000 kilograms (16 tons) of illicit drugs intercepted in Lagos, Abuja and Netherlands.


NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi said in Lagos, anti-narcotics officers who have been on the trail of 48-year-old Aro Aderinde for weeks arrested him on Sunday October 16, over his involvement in the export of 3,149kgs cannabis sativa concealed in coconut fibres via container number MSKU 1820587.


Also, two women: Hauwawu Bashiru and Basirat Adebisi Yahaya linked to the attempt to export 90 kilograms of methamphetamine through Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong of Promise of Zion Church, Oron, Akwa Ibom state, were equally arrested in Lagos and moved to Uyo to face charges along with the clergyman.


Recall that Pastor Effiong was earlier arrested on Saturday August 6, 2022.

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Source: Leadership Newspaper