Fake Security Agents, Others, Arrested With 427kg Drugs In Borno, Abuja By NDLEA


No fewer than three drug dealers wearing uniforms of security agencies to avoid search have been arrested by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), with over 427 kilograms of contraband drugs in Borno state and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

While Yakubu Kotri, who impersonated as a military personnel was nabbed on Wednesday, 29th December driving a gulf car loaded with cocaine weighing 208 kilograms on his way to Bama, Borno state, another suspect, Salisu Mohammed who appeared in the uniform of another security agency to smuggle Tramadol to Bama was also apprehended by NDLEA officers on patrol on the route same day.

Director Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said. “Although the pictures of the arrest of Yakubu Kotri in uniform have been trending on social media since Wednesday, the Agency wishes to disclaim such because the suspect has not been confirmed to be a serving military personnel”.

Similarly, another impersonator, Dada Adekunle was arrested on Wednesday along with his 60-year-old accomplice, Usman Isa, in Abaji area of FCT with 15.843kg cocaine, while 20kg of the same drug was confiscated from Alfred Aminu who was arrested at Gwagwalada same day.

Concurrently, in Plateau stste, a commercial DAF truck with registration number GME 874 YX, coming from Onitsha, Anambra State to Mubi, Adamawa State was seized on Tuesday 28th Dec along Jos-Bauchi Road. Upon scrutiny, 7.8kg of 225mg Tramadol was recovered.

Also on Tuesday in Yauri area of Bauchi state, operatives apprehended one Shaft’atu Abubakar with 174 kilograms of cocaine and 2.1kg Diazepam, while a suspected bandit, Usman Sani was arrested in Dan-Anacha town, Gasol LGA, Taraba with two pistols and ammunition.

Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, applauded officers and men of Borno, FCT, Plateau and Taraba state commands for their vigilance.

He stated that the arrest of the impersonated security agents should serve as an warning to drug traffickers who want to wear uniforms of security agencies as a cover to avoid scrutiny, adding that they would not go undetected.

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