Pastor Nabbed With 3 Drums Of Illicit Drugs

By Juliet Amaka
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one Pastor Anietie Effiong, with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, noted that the drugs were imported to Nigeria from India.

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The consignment seen with the trans-border drug dealer reportedly weigh 90 kilograms and was loaded into a commercial bus with registration number RSH 691XC at Ojuelegba in Lagos.

Effiong was intercepted during a stop and search operation along the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene highway on Saturday, August 6.

According to Femi Babafemi, the dangerous drug packed 30kg in each drum was meant for Pastor Effiong who was arrested in a follow-up operation at Oron beach in Oron.

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The recovered Meth drums were meant for onward delivery to the Republic of Cameroon, the anti-drug agency said.

Babafemi said, “This comes on the heels of four seizures of the same illicit substance weighing 4.074kg going to Australia, Indonesia and Philippines.

“This also comes with a 3kg cannabis sativa heading to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at some courier companies in Lagos.

“The consignments were concealed in body cream, hot burner iron and beads,”

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