- The NDLEA is trying to unravel how a stash of cocaine and heroin was placed in the palace of a traditional ruler
- The agency disclosed how the palace guards are helping in its investigations
- The suspect behind the trafficking of the drugs risk jail if taken to court
A stash of cocaine and heroin has been uncovered in the palace of a traditional ruler in Anambra state, according to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The Cable reported that the agency made the disclosure on Monday, March 8, in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi.
Babafemi stated that the illicit drugs were discovered by the Anambra state command of the agency.
According to the spokesperson, 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroin were the quantity recovered.
The NDLEA did not mention the name of the traditional ruler in whose palace the drugs were found.
''In a related development, operatives of the Anambra State Command of the Agency have recovered 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroine concealed in the palace of a prominent traditional ruler in the state.''
Daily Trust reported that the Anambra command of the NDLEA said it has commenced investigations to unravel how the illicit drugs were hidden in the palace.
Muhammadu Misbahu Idris, the Anambra NDLEA commander said the palace security guards are helping in tracing the dealer behind the consignment.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to sweep off drug trafficking throughout Nigeria.
NDLEA's director, media, and advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said Timothy (36 years old) was trying to get to Algeria en route Niger Republic.
According to the head of NDLEA's command in Niger, Aloye Isaac Oludare, the suspects, Danjuma Auta and Daniel Danrang were arrested on Monday, March 1, along the Kontagora- Zuru road, TVC News reported.
Oludare revealed that the gun dealers were caught with 12 AK 47 rifles and 15 pistols. The NDLEA boss in Niger said that the duo hid the weapons in a sack bag and was attempting to take them to a secret destination when they were caught.
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