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NDLEA Arrest Pastor With Three Drums Of Illicit Drugs


One Anietie Okon Effiong has been apprehended by operations of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over alleged drug dealing, Naija News reports.

According to anti-hard drug agency, Effiong was captured with three drums loaded with crystal methamphetamine locally known as Mkpuru Mmiri.

NDLEA confirmed arrest in a statement released on Sunday, August 7, 2022, noting that the drugs were imported to Nigeria India.

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.

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

statement released on Sunday by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, explained that 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.

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

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The NDLEA spokesman also noted that Effiong’s arrest comes on the heels of four seizures of the same illicit substance weighing 4.074kg going to Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines with a 3kg cannabis Sativa heading to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates at some courier companies in Lagos.

The consignments were reportedly concealed in body cream, hot burner iron and beads.

Naija News understands that the NDLEA also made major arrests and seizures in Lagos, Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kogi states.

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