The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a trans-border drug dealer, Pastor AnietieOkon Effiong, with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, believed to have been imported from India.
This is contained in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja.
Babafemi said that the consignment weighed 90 kilograms and was loaded into a commercial bus with registration number RSH 691XC at Ojuelegba in Lagos.
He said that the consignment was intercepted during a stop and search operation along Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene highway on Saturday.
Babafemi revealed that the dangerous drug, packed 30kg in each drum, was meant for Effiong who was arrested in a follow-up operation at Oron beach in Oron.
He stated that the recovered methamphetamine 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.
“This also comes 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,” Babafemi said.
The NDLEA spokesman quoted the agency’s Chairman, Brigadier GeneralBuba Marwa (retd),as commending the officers and men of the command in Akwa Ibom for their recent feats.