Asana Oluwagbenga Leke

NDLEA intercepts Kaduna-bound explosives, meth in tomato paste at Lagos airport


National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives have intercepted 399 pieces of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from 39-year-old man, identified as Asana Oluwagbenga Leke, along the Mokwa-Jebba road in Niger State.

Asana Oluwagbenga Leke

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi who disclosed the arrest, in a statement released, on Sunday, added that it was effected on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

According to Babafemi, ‘the suspect confessed that the explosives were handed to him at a park in Ibadan to be delivered to someone in Kaduna State.

“The suspect and exhibits have since been transferred to the military authorities in Niger state,” he said.

In another operation carried out by the anti-narcotics agency, a consignment of skunk concealed in tins of tomato paste and methamphetamine hidden in used clothes, meant for export to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates were intercepted.

“The consignments were intercepted on Friday 8th September at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, in Lagos..

“Another consignment of 556 grams of Canadian Loud sent from Canada to one Tunji Adebayo in Ikorodu, Lagos was also intercepted by NDLEA officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI, attached to courier firms.

“The brother Adebayo was promptly arrested,” NDLEA reported.

In other operations by the NDLEA, the agency reported that its operatives ‘on Monday 4th September raided the enclave of a notorious drug lord in Akala, Mushin, Lagos, and Abdul Rauf (aka; ‘Na God) with 1,101kgs of Ghanaian Loud and three suspects arrested were recovered and detained while the wanted kingpin remains at large.’

“Similar arrests and seizures were made in Ogun, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Anambra, Niger, Edo, Yobe, and Imo states,” the agency disclosed.

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