NDLEA raids Lagos Island drug den, arrests drug kingpin

NDLEA raids Lagos Island drug den, arrests drug kingpin

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has arrested a major drug kingpin operating in the notorious Patey Lagos Island drug haven, South West Nigeria Mrs.

Sherifat Kehinde Lawal with 5,862 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including loud and codeine.

In a press statement by the Agency’s Director Media and Advocacy Mr.

Femi Babafemi, he said the arrests followed “credible intelligence and follow up surveillance on illicit drug dealing in Osho, Gambari, and Beecroft Streets, Patey Area of Lagos Island.

“Anti-narcotic officers stormed the Gambari street base of the drug kingpin where they arrested her and six of her accomplices at 9:30am Saturday 26th February.

“Other members of the cartel operating in the axis however mobilised hoodlums who attacked the operatives with stones, bottles and guns in a bid to prevent the officers from arresting other kingpins marked for arrest as well as taking the suspects already nabbed and drug exhibits away” the statement read.

The statement added that “the operatives were able to tactically defend themselves, took the suspects and exhibits away.

“Other suspects in custody with Mrs.

Lawal includes: Ahmed Yisau, Solomon Alape; Olayemi Akinola; Salami Qudus, Bakare Rafiu, Rose Samson, Yusuf Rofiat, and Chukwudi Egon.


Reacting to the development, the Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig.

Gen.

Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the Lagos Command of the Agency for the successful operation.

He warned those being used by drug cartels to obstruct or attack anti-narcotic officers in the course of doing their work to desist or face dire consequences.

 
 
 
 
 
Emmanuel Ukoh
NDLEA raids Lagos Island drug den, arrests drug kingpin

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