The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a suspected drug baron, 42 year old Tochukwu Ubah, alleged to be coordinating a large volume of methamphetamine and ephedrine distribution in the country.
In a statement issued by Mitchell Ofoyeju, Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, in Lagos on Sunday, Mr. Ubah was arrested by the agency’s Special Enforcement Team, SET, at the old local section of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos when he arrived from Enugu.
The statement read:
“He was apprehended after intense undercover operations in connection with illegal exportation of 576kgs of narcotics to Durban, South Africa through Apapa Port.“The drug made up of 266kg of methamphetamine and 310kgs of ephedrine valued at N4.6 billion were hidden inside noodles, cereals and palm oil,” it said.It added: “Although the surveillance report indicates that he is a major player in drug smuggling, Ubah hides under the cover of floor tile business.
NDLEA revealed that the suspect is also known as Etochukwu Alaek Weubah and Eto Ubah and that he had a company, Visoch Resources Limited, which he used as a cover for his drug business.