NDLEA ARRESTS A 36YEAR OLD LADY WITH MULTIPLE IDENTITIES, RECOVERS 296,000 TABLETS OF DRUGS
Written by miebaka ikiriko on July 22, 2021
Agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA have arrested a 36 year old woman, Chioma Afam, who uses multiple identities and wears a hijab to evade security scrutiny in Benue State along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb.
They were arrested for trying to smuggle a total of two hundred and ninety six thousand tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra State to Gombe State.
NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement said Chioma who uses multiple names such as “Amina”, “Uzoamaka” and Ifunaga” to cover her criminal activities was arrested on Saturday, July 17 alongside twenty-two-year-old Peace Chidinma Caleb who also wears a hijab as a cover for her crimes, during routine checks and profiling of inward vehicles into Makurdi, the Benue State Capital.
According to Babafemi, their vehicle coming from Onitsha, Anambra State, was intercepted along Makurdi Alliade Road while heading to Gombe State Via Makurdi and a search led to the discovery of forty three kilogrammes of Diazepam and thirty three kilogrammes of Exol-5, both weighing seventy six kilogrammes with a total of two hundred and ninety six thousand tablets packed in four large “Ghana-must-go” bags.
The two interstate drug traffickers, he said, rebuffed efforts to take pictures with the exhibits without wearing their hijab.