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The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a trans-border drug dealer, Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, imported from India.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the consignment weighing 90 kilograms and loaded into a commercial bus with registration number RSH 691XC at Ojuelegba in Lagos was intercepted by the NDLEA operatives during a stop and search operation along Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene highway in Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.
The NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday
Babafemi stated that the dangerous drug packed 30kg in each drum was meant for Pastor Effiong, who was arrested in a follow-up operation at Oron beach in Oron, noting that the recovered Meth drums were meant for onward delivery to Cameroon.
According to the anti-drug agency spokesman, the seizure comes on the heels of four seizures of the same illicit substance weighing 4.074kg going to Australia, Indonesia, and Philippines with a 3kg cannabis sativa heading to Dubai, United Arab Emirates at some courier companies in Lagos.
He added that the consignments were concealed in body cream, hot burner iron, and beads.
Speaking on the arrests and seizures, the NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the anti-drug officers for their recent feats.
Marwa, however, charged them and others across the country to remain focused and vigilant.
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