Dismissed police chief arrested for drug trafficking

Dismissed police chief arrested for drug trafficking 2

Monday George, a 64-year-old former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Idanre, Ondo State, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, in Abuja, said that the suspect was dismissed from the service for drug offences.

Mr Babafemi said that the suspect was arrested in Niger State, with an accomplice, Emmanuel Eniola, 40, with 280 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing 168kg.

“They were arrested on Sunday, January 30 in Mokwa, Niger state, after their Toyota Avalon car marked EKY 429 BZ (Lagos) was intercepted, loaded with the substance at Idanre, and heading to Kanji, Borgu area of the state,” he said.It was not immediately clear if Mr George has engaged a lawyer over the matter.

In another development, Mr Babafemi said that attempts by some traffickers to export different quantities of methamphetamine to Brazil and the UK were also scuttled by narcotic officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.



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