The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two drug dealers, Martins Okwor Ejiofor, 31, and Bala Mohammed, 33, with a total of 24.450 kilograms of assorted substances meant to be delivered in Gwada, Shiroro Local Government of Niger State where bandits in neighbouring forest buy their illicit drugs.
Gwada has one of the two functional markets bordering the forest where bandits and kidnappers hibernate in Niger State.
The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters Abuja Mr Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a press statement.
According to the statement, “the drugs seized from the suspects include Codeine 7.100kg, Diazepam 6.400kg and Exol 5 10.950kg.”
“Kwara State NDLEA Command’s Highway Patrol Team along Okolowo (Ilorin) – Jebba Highway intercepted the consignment in a Hiace bus, with registration number: Niger 14 B.40NG, belonging to Niger State Transport Authority on Saturday 5th June, 2021.” The statement explained.302