The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested Chibuike Apolos, a major supplier of illicit drugs in Abia State, on Wednesday during an early morning raid of his hideout at Mbausi in Isialangwa North area of the state. Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Wednesday in Abuja that Apolos has been on the wanted list of the Abia State Command of the NDLEA since February following the arrest of one Chima Ukeleonu, the suspect behind the video that went viral in January 2021, showing a young man hawking illicit drugs on the street.
According to him, it was due to the development that the 38-year-old Apolos was put on wanted list.
“Following his arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, the Abia State government has already marked his house that serves as his hideout for demolition,” Babafemi said.
He additionally quoted the Commander, Abia State Command of the NDLEA, Bamidele Akingbade, as announcing that “The command has been on his trail since February this yr. Fortunately we got a tip-off that he simply acquired a few quantities of hashish from Edo State. Notwithstanding the irritating safety scenario in the south east in particular Abia State, the Command nonetheless embarked on the operations which culminated within the arrest of one Chibuike Apolos with 10 baggage of cannabis weighing 100kg, 1.6 grammes of cocaine, one gramme of heroin and 5 grammes of methamphetamine
“The suspect is one of the foremost providers of illicit drugs in Abia State in particular within the Isialangwa communities. The State governor has been notified and his constructing has been marked for demolition.”
In a similar development, the Taraba State Command of the Agency has arrested sixty one-yr-antique Lawan Gambo Umar for trafficking fifty eight.50kg of hashish sativa.
According to the nation Commander of NDLEA, Suleiman Ajadi, “The suspect changed into taking the skunk hid internal sacks of beans chaff used to feed animals to Fune in Yobe State when our men intercepted him.”
Reacting to the two tendencies, Chairman/Chief Executive, NDLEA, Brig-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), counseled the Abia and Taraba commands of the organisation for the seizures and arrests at the same time as urging them to maintain the current tempo of offensive movement to rid the u . S . A . Of illicit materials.
Marwa stated, “No doubt, the volume that has been seized in those two operations is much less the kilogramme supposed for our cities and groups. I consequently urge our officers and guys throughout all of the commands all over the united states to hold to smoke all the factors concerned in this criminal alternate out in their hiding locations.”