NDLEA arraigns 5 drug peddlers, seizes 2,200kg illicit drugs


The Borno State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Borno State Command has arraigned five suspected drug peddlers and seized about 2,200 kilogrammes of various psychotropic substances, the state commander made this known.

The Commander, Mr Ona Ogilegwu, announced this on Monday in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen.

He said three of the suspects, Abubakar Musa, Aliase Olando and Idris Salisu were arrested at Muna Garage, Maiduguri, while others were nabbed in Biu Local Government Area of the state.

Ogilegwu said that during mop up operations, cannabis sativa, tramodol capsules, among others were recovered from the suspected peddlers.

According to him, the command had been on the tail of Olando, one of the peddlers for about three years.

He stressed that Olando was a notorious drug baron in Biu, adding that he had sold most of his consignment before he was caught, while few kilogrammes were found on him.

“In spite the challenges of logistics faced by the Borno command of the NDLEA, it has not relented in its efforts to getting rid of drug peddlers in the state.

“Now our problems are the Dikwa-to-Gamboru Ngala route; we are appealing to the National Union of Road Transport Workers to always inform us whenever they are loading.’’

This, he said, would enable the command ensure proper checks before every truck leaves the car park.