They were arrested on Wednesday 11th August with 286.3kilograms of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta state on their way to Enugu State.
It has been reported that the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have sustained their nationwide offensive action against drug traffickers with strings of arrests and seizures including that of an ex-military officer and a fake soldier.
Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Sunday August 15, said that the Nigerian Army ex-staff sergeant, Muffat Ekong and one Frank Iredia Obamwonyi were arrested on Wednesday 11th August with 286.3kilograms of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta state on their way to Enugu State.
Meanwhile, on Friday 13th August, Benue state command of the agency arrested an interstate trafficker, Eze Victor Ezenwanne at Apir- Aliade road, Makurdi with 65.436kilograms of diazepam tablets.
Same day, a suspected fake soldier, Adeyemi Segun Olamide was arrested in Maiduguri, Borno state with 650grams of skunk.
During a patrol operation along Akure-Owo road, a team of operatives from Owo Area command of the Agency equally intercepted a bus from Lagos enroute Owo to Ibilo, Kogi state on 7th August. Recovered from the vehicle include six parcels of skunk weighing 3.6kg; 30 pinches of Crack Cocaine weighing 87grams and six sachets of Arizona weighing 265grams. Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the drug trafficking.
Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has commended officers and men of the Ondo, Borno, Benue and Delta state commands for the seizures and arrests.
He charged them and other commands to sustain the current momentum, assuring them that President Muhammadu Buhari recognises their efforts and would continue to motivate them to do more.