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General News of Wednesday, 21 July 2021


NDLEA detain two women for trafficking 296,000 tablets of illicit drugs

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has detained two women for allegedly trying to smuggle 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra State to Gombe state.

Chioma Afam, 36, and Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, were arrested on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

In a statement on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, by the spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, Afam used multiple identities and wore hijabs to evade security scrutiny.

“Chioma who uses multiple names such as Amina, Uzoamaka and Ifunaya to cover her criminal activities was arrested on Saturday 17th July 2021 along with the 22-year-old Peace Chidinma Caleb who also wears a hijab as a cover for her nefarious activities during routine checks and profiling of inward vehicles into Makurdi, the Benue state capital.

"Their vehicle coming from Onitsha, Anambra State was intercepted along Makurdi – Alliade road while heading to Gombe State via Makurdi.

“A search of their vehicle led to the discovery of 43kilograms of Diazepam and 33kg of Exol-5, both weighing 76 kilograms with a total of Two Hundred and Ninety-Six Thousand (296,000) tablets packed in four large ‘Ghana must go’ bags.

"Curiously, the two interstate drug traffickers have rebuffed efforts to take pictures with the exhibits without wearing their hijab,” he said.

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