Ndlea Arrests 534 in Drug Joints Raids Nationwide Ahead of May 29 Inauguration

Fri May 19th, 2023 -

A total of 534 persons have arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a nation wide drug joints raids.

This was disclosed by spokesperson of the agency Femi Babafemi in a release on Friday, May 19.

According to Babafemi, the raids code-named ‘Operation Mop Up’, is part of law enforcement efforts to remove enablers of crime and violence in the form of illicit substances and those who deal in them, with a view to ensuring peaceful inauguration of new administration at national and sub-national levels across the country on May 29.

Babafemi said in the first few days of the commencement of the operation, tons of illicit drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, codein-based syrup, cannabis sativa and various new psychoactive substances among others, were recovered across the states and FCT.

He revealed that top on the list with high arrests and seizures are Lagos, Nano, Abuja, Kaduna, Rivers, Bayelsa, Adamawa, Osun, Benue and Plateau. Meanwhile,

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa commended all the officers and men of the state commands and other formations involved in the exercise.




source: Guardian