Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested two persons, Azuka Emmanuel (55) and Ndubuisi Okafor (23), with drugs worth over N2.5 billion in Cross River State.
The state NDLEA Director, Mrs. Anthonia Edeh, who made this disclosure in Calabar yesterday, said they were arrested on the Yahe-Ikom transnational route with 76.050 kilograms of methamphetamine and 100.1kg of ephedrine worth N2.5 billion. Edeh said the barons were intercepted during a “stop-and-search” exercise carried out by NDLEA officials along the route.
The director also explained that the methamphetamine was concealed in synthetic Golden Morn cereal packs while the ephedrine was hidden inside Semovita packs and five industrial fillers. While reiterating the commitment of the command to rid the state of illicit drug trade and consumption, she commended officers of the command for their gallantry.
Edeh, who also solicited the cooperation of members of the public for intelligence, promised that her agency would “demystify the activities of drug merchants in the state”.
The director warned the public to be mindful of methamphetamine which she described as harmful.