NDLEA nabs three gunrunners in Kogi  

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Three suspected gunrunners have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Kogi State.

TNN gathered that the agency nabbed the suspects on Saturday while on patrol along Okene-Abuja expressway.

Two suspects identified as Chukwudi Aronu, 51, and Shuaibu Gambo, 23, conveying 18 pieces of pump action rifles and 1,300 cartridges in a J5 vehicle coming from Onitsha enroute Kaduna-Zaria were apprehended by the patrol team earlier before another suspect, Anthony Agada, 37, was caught with 1,000 cartridges, on his way from Onitsha to Abuja the same day.

NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi, disclosed the arrests in a statement on Sunday.

“1,404 bottles of codeine syrup and 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection were seized from another 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.

” In Kaduna, a drug dealer, Mohammed Dalhatu a.k.a Dawa, was arrested at Sabon Gari Zaria with eight bags of cannabis sativa weighing 67 kg, and another, Maikudi Hassan, arrested at Gubuci village of Ikara LGA with five bags of cannabis weighing 54.2 kg. On Thursday 15th Sept, operatives also arrested Mary Ugwu and Hawwa Idi, at Anchau town, Kubau LGA with 721 ampoules of pentazocine injection; 37,000 tablets of exol-5 and nine ampoules of diazepam injection as well as 6.8kg of rubber solution,” Babafemi said.