A suspected illicit drug kingpin mentioned to have been on the wished listing of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA has been arrested in Awka.
The Anambra State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Sule Momodu introduced the arrest of the suspect, Mr Ekene Okoye alias Ezenwata, whereas talking with journalists on the weekend on the actions of the Command in the month of October, 2019.
Mr Momodu revealed that the suspect, Mr Okoye is likely one of the three main distributors of hashish sativa in any other case referred to as “igbo” in Awka, and has been on the wished lists of the company for years now.
He acknowledged that with Mr Okoye’s arrest, they’ll be capable of scale back the provision of the medication inside Awka and environs, after one of many three drug lords in the city died not too long ago, leaving only one at massive.
Momodu introduced that to date, the company has arrested a complete of 24 suspects, all males, with effectively over 42.eight kilogrammes of medication.
The NDLEA boss added that, “On the 27th of October, 2019, the State Command of the NDLEA arrested a 55 12 months previous man, Mr Charles Ajaoku, of illicit drug trafficking in Nimo neighborhood, alongside a number of others.
“Out of the full portions of illicit medication, recovered, Hashish Sativa or “igbo” comprised 42.7295 kilogrammes, whereas crystalline methamphetamine popularly identified in the native parlance as “mkpurumiri” is 0.0747 kilogrammes and Heroine is about 0.0011 kilogrammes.”
Mr Momodu additionally revealed that NDLEA secured six convictions of various variety of years for the month of October.
He warned all peddlers of exhausting medication in the State to both retrace their steps, go away the State or face the music.