A suspected fake security agent, Basiru Ibrahim, who specialises in
trafficking illicit drugs from Benin Republic through Lagos to Sokoto
state, has been arrested with 280kilogrammes of skunk and Diazepam in
the Northwest state.
The suspect was caught at about 8.30pm on April 3 conveying 140kg of
skunk and another 140kg of Diazepam in his personal Peugeot 406 saloon
car with registration number Lagos KSF 60 BE at Kingakwai checkpoint,
Kamba, Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi state.
According to the state Commander of the NDLEA, Peter Odaudu, the claim
by the suspect who is 38-year-old to being a senior official of the
Sokoto state Command of a law enforcement agency is still being
During interrogation, the suspect confessed to have trafficked drugs
three times in the past from Benin Republic for a notorious dealer known
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 drug joints in Abuja were procured from
Onitsha, Anambra state and diverted to Morada market motor park in
Suleja to avoid security scrutiny in Abuja. A 27-year-old Ezema Sunday
who was to take delivery of the consignment was arrested on Tuesday 7th
April, 2021 along with another suspect, Nehemiah Isa who was caught with
1.3kg of cannabis and 7gramme of Nitrazepam.