Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have intercepted a vehicle with 18 Pump Action rifles and 1,300 cartridges in Lagos State.
The anti-narcotics agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, 18 September, 2022.
According to Babafemi the operatives were on patrol along Okene-Abuja highway, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, when they intercepted a J-5 bus with the weapons. The vehicle was said to have been coming from Onitsha, Anambra State enroute Kaduna-Zaria in Kaduna State.
The anti-narcotics agency said two suspects conveying the arms and ammunition, Chukwudi Aronu, 51, and Shuaibu Gambo, 23, were arrested.
“Another suspect, Anthony Agada, 37, conveying 1,000 cartridges, was equally nabbed in a bus coming from Onitsha to Abuja same day.”
Meanwhile, in another operation by NDLEA operatives, 1,404 bottles of codeine syrup and 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized from a vehicle coming from Onitsha enroute Sokoto, with the receiver, Stanley Raymond, 39, and the sender, Shadrack Ifediora, 46, arrested in follow-up operations in Sokoto and Anambra States respectively.