By Sunny A Ijomah
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Operatives have broken the backbone of a major drug cartel distributing outfits in Delta State and adjourning States and arrested a wanted drug baroness.
This is contained in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said that the 59-year-old Bridget Emeka, a.k.a ‘Mama’, was arrested on Sunday, May 15, at her palatial mansion where she cooks and distributed crack cocaine, Methamphetamine and other illicit substances.
The Director Media said that no fewer than nine of her staff and associates were arrested along with her in coordinated simultaneous operations on her expansive residence and drug bunks.
This, Mr. Babafemi said, were where she accommodates drug users and sells illicit substances to them and others in parts of Warri, Delta State.
According to him, apart from various quantities of Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Molly, and Loud seized from her home and drug bunks; a pump-action was also recovered.
The Director Media said “15 cartridges, documents, two cars, mobile phones, drug paraphernalia such as sodium bicarbonate and polythene wrappings were also recovered for in the media.
Mr. Babafemi added that it had become imperative that malaria should be kept in the front burner of health news, while efforts should be made to provide adequate publicity before, during and after the ITN mass campaign. further investigation.
“Five of her staff that cook, cut, package and distribute the drugs were found in her house located at Favour Street, Otukutu, Effurun, Warri. “Four of her associates were equally arrested at her drug bunks in other parts of the town during the raids by Strike Force officers of NDLEA supported by the military.” the Director Media said.
He said that the drug baroness had been under surveillance for weeks after her identification as a major distributor of illicit drugs in the South-South State.
Mr. Babafemi said that the suspect cooks Cocaine into Crack Cocaine for local distribution and consumption in drug joints. “Some of the paraphernalia for making Crack recovered from her house include sodium bicarbonate.
“This is the main adulterant and recipe for making crack cocaine as well as transparent nylon used in wrapping the finished product,” the Director Media said.
He quoted the Chairman of the NDLEA, Retired Brig.-General Buba Marwa, as commending the officers and men involved in all the processes leading to the eventual execution of the operation plan and also appreciated the armed forces for their unwavering support of the agency.