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NDLEA recovers cocaine, heroin from Anambra monarch’s palace (VIDEO)

Operatives of the Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have busted a drugs ring in Anambra State and recovered 58.5 grams of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroin concealed in the palace of a prominent traditional ruler in the state.

On Monday, Femi Babafemi, the spokesman, said investigation had commenced to unravel how the drugs were hidden.

He quoted the Anambra State Commander, Muhammadu Idris, as saying the palace security guards are assisting in tracing the dealer behind the consignment.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported how a notorious and wanted drug trafficker, Hassan Bishi Taiwo was arrested by agency at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

The suspect, NDLEA said, was caught with three parcels of cocaine concealed in a false bottom created in his suitcase.

The agency added that preliminary investigations revealed that Hassan, who was intercepted at the E-Arrival hall of the MMIA at the weekend upon arrival onboard Ethiopian airlines at 1:30pm Friday, has been plying the illicit trade through the Middle East routes for some time.

According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the Agency, Ahmadu Garba: “The suspect came into Nigeria through Addis-Ababa but he actually travelled to Addis-Ababa from Abuja.

“Upon a thorough search, we discovered another ticket on him while our findings also show that he has been plying his criminal trade through some Middle East countries.”

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