Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

NDLEA recovers 243.2 kilograms of cannabis in Onitsha market

By News Express on 28/08/2015

Views: 2,763

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recovered 243.2 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa, otherwise known as “Igbo” in Nigeria in two warehouses in Onitsha Main Market, Anambra State.

In one of the warehouses belonging to Chidiebere Nneziewhere 130.4 kilograms of cannabis was recovered, the Commander of the NDLEA, Anambra State Command, Mr. Sule Momodu, said.

According to him, the suspect brought in the dangerous drug into Anambra state from Delta state through the waterways.

“Through intelligence reports the officials of the agency were able to trace the drug to the suspect’s warehouse inside the market where the suspect was also arrested.”

The second suspect, Uche Baron, a notorious drug baron who escaped from the NDLEA officials, was declared wanted in the state due to his high profile activities in drug trafficking in Onitsha.

The command also alleged that he is the highest distributor of cannabis in Anambra and its environs, adding that they recovered 109.8 kilograms of cannabis from his warehouse in Onitsha main market during the raid.

Explaining the need to fight drug traffickers, the Commander said the fight against drug would be a continuous one, as “drugs gives criminals impetus to commit crime.”

In the same vein, the command declared Uche Baron wanted in the state for high profile drug trafficking.

According to Mr. Momodu, the suspect is the highest drug baron in the entire Anambra state and environs.

The fleeing suspect escaped arrest on August 20 but the agency arrested his ally, Mr. Ugochukwu Chukwu, who upon arrest was found with the 109.8 kilograms of cannabis sativa.

While commending the State government for supporting the agency in several ways to fight drug trafficking in the state, the Commander also made a passionate appeal to the State government to assist them put the agency’s speed boats in order for water patrols. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 28/08/2015 05:25:38 AM





You may also like...
Building Asaba Airport justified, says Utuama

Tony Elumelu Foundation, UBA partner with U.S. Department...

Africapitalism, the path to Africa’s development —Elumelu

Traders killed, police station razed in Bodija mayhem...

26 states owe workers salaries — some for...

BREAKING: Fayemi floors Eleka, PDP at Election Tribunal;...

Why 2019 elections will be Nigeria’s most expensive...

ENetSuD lambasts Kwara State Government over sale of...

Anya, Ekeh, others canvass hope in Nigeria’s business...

New HIV infections among pregnant women raise concerns...

Okowa Inspects Projects, vows to blacklist contractors that...

19 Nigerian cities to experience poor visibility today,...


Latest News Why we attacked Ike Ekweremadu in Germany — IPOB 63 reported dead, 182 wounded as bomb explodes at wedding Beating of Ekweremadu and the stones awaiting others, By Fredrick Nwabufo SERAP backs EFCC’s probe of Obasanjo govt’s $16bn power project Imo Guber: Apprehension in Ihedioha’s Camp Attack on Ekweremadu in Germany an embarrassment to Nigeria, says Dabiri-Erewa Many killed in fresh communal clash in Benue Bayelsa guber: Dickson sets up campaign committee to pick PDP candidate Trump to drop out of 2020 race within months — Former aide Alleged N3b scam: Oyo-Ita weighs options, seeks soft landing Taraba killing and the need to end Police-Army rivalry Insecurity: FG considers closing borders


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (527,580 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (438,055 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (382,793 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (321,724 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (289,744 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (250,875 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (245,451 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (232,065 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (227,516 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (213,775 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (192,728 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (190,660 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,392) Business Verdict (78) Columnists (1,093) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (214) Entertainment (647) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (417) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,839) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (379) News (50,094) Opinion (1,323) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,310) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,133) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera