Six Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested Over Codeine Truck Intercepted In Katsina (Photos)
Six suspected drug peddlers have been arrested by the Katsina State command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in connection with a seized trailer loaded with 24,000 bottles of cough syrup with codeine.
The NDLEA named two of the suspects: Christian Chukwuma, alleged to be a salesman, and Obiora Chukwuma who is the manager of Sunglow Equity Nigeria Ltd.
The state commander, Maryam Sani, who confirmed the development on Tuesday, said the arrest was made at a warehouse in Dutsenreme area of Funtua in collaboration with a joint taskforce.
She said the the consignment intercepted on March 16, was moving from Onitsha to Funtua. Christian Chukwuma who spoke, said he was only a messenger who was called to help offload the commodity.