Wednesday, August 25, 2021

96-year-old ex-soldier, trans-border drug trafficker arrested

 Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 96-year-old retired soldier, Pa Joseph Owherhi in Suleja area of Niger State for allegedly dealing in illicit drugs.

The Nation

The nonagenarian was arrested in his house at Rafin Sanyi area of Suleja on Saturday, August 21, 2021, with three kilograms of skunk based on credible intelligence.

In his statement, he confessed he has been living on the illicit trade since he retired from the military in 1982. He also claimed he has eight wives and 50 children.

In the same manner, four trans-border drug traffickers have been arrested in Adamawa State while attempting to cross the land border on a motorcycle in Kolere Village, Mubi North Local Government Area to Cameroon on Sunday, August 22 with packs of Tramadol concealed inside noodles cartons.

The suspects include Ibrahim Aliyu; Umar Mohammed; Aliyu Adamu; and Usman Adamu.

Narcotic officers had, during a raid the previous day, arrested a drug dealer, Chimezie Okorie at Layin ‘Yan Gwanjo, Mubi Market where assorted drugs such as 23kg of Tramadol and 32kg of Diazepam injection were recovered from him.

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