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NDLEA arrests hair stylist, dispatch rider peddling hard drugs


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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has picked up a 20-year-old hair stylist, Josephine Odunu and a 30-year-old dispatch rider, Edesemi Ikporo, for selling and distributing chin-chin laced with weed to school students and at social parties in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

A press statement by the spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency, Femi Babafemi said NDLEA officers on patrol around Opolo area of Yenagoa had on Sunday 10th March 2024 stopped the motorcycle dispatch rider, Edesemi and recovered 200 grams of chin-chin produced with cannabis sativa, which he was on a mission to deliver to a buyer.

He said a swift follow-up operation led to the arrest of the hairdresser, Josephine, who distributes the drugged chin-chin from the salon where she works in Kpansia area of Yenagoa, the search of the salon led to the recovery of 3 kilogrammes bringing the total weight of the illicit substance seized from the duo to 3.2 kilogrammes.

He noted that investigations revealed that they distributed the chin-chin often laced with cannabis and tramadol to students and at birthday parties, with Edesemi handling the delivery to buyers, Josephine is a major distributor to a wanted suspect who produced the drugged chin-chin.

In the same vein, NDLEA operatives in Adamawa state last Wednesday arrested two wanted suspects, Ajim Samuel (aka Boss), 30, and Davidson Joshua (aka Dantala), 36, while on their way from Onitsha, Anambra State where they had gone to buy a consignment of tramadol containing 14,428 pills of the opioid which they tucked in the body compartments of their black Honda Civic car marked YLA 623 SL.

They were nabbed along Numan-Jalingo road, recovered from them were 21 grams of cannabis and monetary exhibits totalling N19,280.


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