NDLEA Arrests Pastor With Three Drums of Mmiri in Akwa Ibom
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a trans-border drug dealer, Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong, with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri.
The consignment, believed to have been imported from India, weighing 90 kilograms and loaded into a commercial bus with registration number RSH 691XC at Ojuelegba in Lagos, was intercepted during a stop and search operation along Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene highway on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said the drug packed 30kg in each drum was meant for Pastor Effiong, who was arrested in a follow-up operation at Oron beach in Oron, Akwa Ibom State.
The recovered Meth drums were meant for onward delivery to the Republic of Cameroon.
Also, in Sokoto State, a 90-year-old retired soldier, Usman Adamu, was arrested on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in Mailalle, Sabon Birni LGA of the State for supplying bandits illicit drugs.
At the time of his arrest, the suspect was caught with 5.1kg cannabis sativa.