A trans-border drug dealer, Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, believed to have been imported from India.
This was contained in a statement by Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy
NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja on Sunday 7th August 2022.
The consignment weighing 90 kilograms and loaded into a commercial bus with registration number RSH 691XC at Ojuelegba in Lagos was intercepted during a stop and search operation along Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene highway on Saturday 6th August 2022.
The dangerous drug packed 30kg in each drum was meant for the 47year-old Pastor who was arrested in a follow up operation at Oron beach in Oron.
The recovered Meth drums were meant for onward delivery to the Republic of Cameroon.
This 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.
The consignments were concealed in body cream, hot burner iron and beads.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the Akwa Ibom, MMIA, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kogi, Delta, Enugu, and Kaduna Commands of the Agency as well as those of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigation, DOGI for their recent feats.
He charged them and others across the country to remain focused and vigilant.