Drug trafficking: NDLEA Nabs a 53 year- old woman, 12 others...
Operatives of the Bayelsa State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) last weekend announced that its operatives have arrested a 53–year-old woman, Madam Sinoroba John, and 12 others over alleged possession and sale of 20.9 kg of Cannabis Sativa and other illicit drugs in the state.
Also arrested by the men of the NDLEA are, one Ebi Famoh, Onyebuchi Umenze, Madam Sinoroba John, Erekefe Okparate, Benedict uju and Odiu Benjamin.
The Bayelsa State Commander, NDLEA, Mr. Frank Hanachor, while confirming the development through a statement sent to LEADERSHIP via email, said the arrest of the suspects were effected at various locations in the state.
According to him, the Madam Sinoroba John, from Opokuma in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, was arrested on January 7 at her residence and 20.9 grams of cannabis was discovered.
Also arrested was one Onyebuchi Umenze, a native of Anambra State who was discovered to be engaged in alleged sales of 1.4 grams and 1.1 grams of cocaine along the Etegwe/Tombia bridge in the Bayelsa State capital. NDLEA commander, Frank Hanachor, described the seizures as a success and said the command also secured 25 convictions in court in the last few months and recorded over 185 arrests of drug suspects in the state with a total seizure of 247.495kg of hard substances.
According to him, some of the suspects were arrested while his men were on duty and suspects handed over to them by the Men of the Nigerian Police, including the arrest of one Erekeji along the East/West with 58kg of cannabis.