The Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) has arrested a transborder drug trafficker, Nkem Timothy.
Timothy alias Auwalu Audu was arrested in Sokoto State whereas making an attempt to cross to Algeria, the place he resides, by means of the Niger Republic.
He was caught with 62 wraps of the substance of cocaine weighing 1.550kg.
The illicit drug was neatly hid inside yoghurt bottles, with a avenue worth of N1billion.
Sokoto Commander, Bamidele Segun, disclosed that the suspect was intercepted on a bike across the baggage space on the Illela border.
“He was discovered with an ECOWAS passport with a special title written as Auwalu Audu however he gave his actual title as Nkem Timothy.
“It is a groundbreaking feat for us. Seizure of this magnitude of kind A drug (cocaine) has by no means been made in Sokoto Command earlier than”, he stated.
Segun added that officers had commenced additional investigation to unravel his sponsor and different members of the drug cartel.
Equally, the Adamawa Command arrested one Umar Mohammed with 82 blocks of Hashish Sativa weighing 70kg at Lafiya Lamurde space.
NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, counseled the instructions. He charged them and all items nationwide to stay vigilant.
NDLEA nabs man with N1bn price of cocaine, largest seizure in Sokoto