Trans-border trafficker nabbed with 280kg assorted drugs in Kebbi

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Basiru Ibrahim

A suspected security agent, Basiru Ibrahim, who specialises trafficking illicit drugs from Benin Republic through Lagos Sokoto state, has been arrested with 280kilogrammes of skunk and Diazepam the Northwest state.
Similarly, a consignment of codeine syrup meant for Abuja joints has been intercepted by the agency.
A by the Director and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on said the suspect caught at about 8.30pm on April 3 conveying 140kg of skunk and another 140kg of Diazepam personal Peugeot 406 saloon car with number Lagos KSF 60 BE at Kingakwai checkpoint, Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi state.
According the , the state Commander of the NDLEA, Peter Odaudu, said the claim by the suspect who is 38-year- being a senior of the Sokoto state Command of a law enforcement agency is still being investigated.
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have trafficked drugs three times in the past from Benin Republic for a notorious dealer known as Queen.
Meanwhile, attempts by another trafficker to smuggle 2,800 bottles of diverse cough syrups into Abuja have been thwarted by operatives of the NDLEA in Suleja, Niger state, where they recovered 1,020 bottles of CS cough syrup with codeine, 390 bottles of CSP cough syrup with codeine and 1,390 bottles of barcadin cough syrup with codeine.
The Commander, Niger state Command of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe said the illicit substances meant for joints in Abuja were procured from , state and diverted to Morada market motor park in Suleja to avoid security scrutiny in Abuja. A 27-year- Ezema Sunday who to take delivery of the consignment arrested on Tuesday 7th April, 2021 along with another suspect, Nehemiah Isa who caught with 1.3kg of cannabis and 7gramme of Nitrazepam.