Speaking with reporters in Calabar on Tuesday, NDLEA Commander, Mrs. Anthonia Edeh, disclosed that the Cross River State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, has arrested two suspected drug barons on Yahe-Ikom Trans International Highway.
According to The Nation, the suspects identified as Azuka Emmanuel, 55 and Ndubuisi Okafor, 23, were caught in a commercial bus for possessing 76.050 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine and 100.1 kilogrammes of Ephedrine, worth N2.5 billion.
She said NDLEA operatives on stop-and-search recovered the drugs concealed in a cereal pack, while the Ephedrine was found inside foodstuff packs and five industrial fillers, adding that the command’s commitment to rid the state of drugs. She hailed the officials.
The commander solicited the cooperation of the public to fight drug dealers and urged the people to be mindful of Methamphetamine, which she described as harmful.
Mrs. Edeh enjoined the government to assist it in logistics, to enable it traverse the nooks and crannies, adding that the suspects would be arraigned at the Federal High Court as soon as investigations were concluded.