Chadian who allegedly supplies illicit drugs to Boko Haram arrested in Taraba
A 35-year-old Chadian, who allegedly supplies Boko Haram insurgents illicit drugs was arrested over trafficking drugs in Taraba state.
NDLEA Commander in Taraba, Suleima Jadi made this known in a statement by the agency’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, the suspect, Adama Uomar-Issa, was arrested on Wednesday in Jalingo, in possession of 21.70 kilogrammes of Tramadol 225 milligrammes and 250 milligrammes, NAN reports.
Jadi said that 15.7 kilogrammes of exol.5, the sum of 100,050 France CAF and N61, 000 were also recovered from the suspect.
“The suspect speaks only French and Arabic, he claims to be taking the substances to Chad Republic before his arrest.
“Our investigations have, however, shown that he is a major supplier of illicit drugs to Boko Haram insurgents.
“At the point of arrest, it was discovered that the drugs, which he bought from Onitsha were concealed inside new ladies’ handbags and shoes, ” he said.
WITHIN NIGERIA recall that the agency earlier arrested a 70-year old Nigerian allegedly supplying illicit drugs to Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.
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