The Cross River State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it has arrested two suspected drug barons on Yahe-Ikom Trans International Highway, The Nation reports.
According to State Commander, Anthonia Edeh, the suspects, Azuka Emmanuel, 55 and Ndubuisi Okafor, 23, were apprehended with the drugs during a stop-and-search operation.
Edeh said that they were with 76.050kg of Methamphetamine and 100.1kg of Ephedrine, worth N2.5 billion.
The suspects concealed the drugs in cereal packs, foodstuff packs, and industrial fillers.
Edeh said the suspects would be arraigned at the Federal High Court as soon as investigations were concluded.
She also called for the cooperation of the public to fight drug dealers, while urging the government to assist the NDLEA in logistics, to enable it traverse the nooks and crannies.
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