Nigeria’s Anti-narcotic Agency the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has declared a popular prophetess and founder of Christ Power Adoration Ministries, based in Port-Harcourt Rivers State Southern Nigeria Faith Ugochi wanted over seized illicit drugs.
The agency also, declared a celebrity couple Igho Ubiribo and Danielle Simba Allen wanted for recruiting teenage girls into drug trafficking while they serve as the arrowheads of an international syndicate operating from Los Angeles, USA.
According to NDLEA’S spokesperson Mr Femi BabaFemi in a press statement, Sunday said, the lid was blown off the cartel when NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO import shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos intercepted a consignment of 32.70 kilograms of Loud, a strong variant of cannabis concealed in cartons of used wears on Wednesday 16th November 2022.
He said, a freight agent, Ukoh Ifeanyi Oguguo was immediately arrested while further investigations led to the arrest of four more suspects.
They are Chikodi Favour, Obiyom Shalom Chiamaka, Nnochiri Chidinma Promise and Edward Omatseye (aka Montana).
BabaFemi said, NDLEA has sought and obtained an order of the Federal High Court Lagos to declare wanted the celebrity couple: Ubiribo Igho and Danielle Allen, as the arrowheads of the illicit trade as well as Prophetess Faith Ugochi, who recruits teenage girls as sales representatives for the duo.
Meanwhile, the Agency in collaboration with other stakeholders including the Customs Service on Friday 31st March conducted a joint examination of two containers marked TRHU 4758549 and TRHU 6936803 where One Hundred and Forty-Three Million Eight Hundred Thousand pills of Tramadol 225mg were discovered in 720 cartons.
He said, the opioid pills, mixed with cartons of sweets were imported from India adding that the interception followed credible intelligence and cooperation of sister agencies.
In another development, officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations, DOGI, have intercepted at a courier firm a cargo of 1.5kg cocaine concealed in a carton declared to contain hair cream, shampoo, hair rollers and burners, going to London, United Kingdom.
The NDLEA’S operatives have seized hard drugs and arrested suspects in Kaduna, Cross-River, Ondo and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.
While commending the officers and men of the affected commands, the Chief Executive Officer of NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa assured that no effort will be spared to ensure the fleeing suspects are brought to face the consequences of their actions.