OVERVIEW OF: NDLEA arrests Chadian over drug trafficking in Taraba State
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Taraba has arrested a 35-year-old Chadian for alleged drug trafficking.
Mr. Suleiman Jadi, NDLEA Commander in Taraba, made this known in a statement by the agency’s Director, Media, and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi on Thursday in Abuja, NAN reports.
He said the suspect, Adama Uomar-Issa, was arrested on Wednesday in Jalingo, in possession of 21.70 kilograms of Tramadol 225 milligrams and 250 milligrams.
Jadi said that 15.7 kilograms of exol.5, the sum of 100,050 France CAF, and N61, 000 were also recovered from the suspect.
“The suspect speaks only French and Arabic, he claims to be taking the substances to the Chad Republic before his arrest.
“Our investigations have, however, shown that he is a major supplier of illicit drugs to Boko Haram insurgents.
“At the point of arrest, it was discovered that the drugs, which he bought from Onitsha were concealed inside new ladies’ handbags and shoes, ” he said.
Recall that the agency earlier arrested a 70-year old Nigerian allegedly supplying illicit drugs to Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.