The Cross River State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced that it has arrested two men in Cross River State for dealing in Methamphetamine Ephedrine valued at N2.5 billion. Making the announcement in Calabar, the state Commander, NDLEA, Mrs. Anthonia Edeh, said the arrested persons who are suspected to be drug barons are Mr. Azuka Emmanuel, 55, and Ndubuisi Okafor, 23. Edeh said they were arrested in a commercial bus along Yahe-Ikom Trans International Highway in possession of 76.050 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine and 100.1 kilogramme of Ephedrine worth N2.5 billion.
Edeh who addressed journalists monday on the arrest, said the suspected drug barons were apprehended during a stop and search operation along the road. Edeh said it was in the search process that NDLEA operatives discovered that the Methamphetamine was carefully concealed in Golden Morn cereal packs while the Ephedrine was concealed inside Semovita packs and five industrial fillers.
She said the command remained committed to rid the state of illicit drugs trade and consumption.
Edeh commended officers and men of the NDLEA for performing the remarkable feat. Edeh said the suspects would be charged to court soon.