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How NDLEA Rescued Pregnant Teenagers, Discovered Coc@ine In Shoe Soles | READ DETAILS 


How NDLEA Rescued Pregnant Teenagers, Discovered Coc@ine In Shoe Soles | READ DETAILS 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on patrol along Aba-Owerri expressway in Imo state, on Wednesday 13th September, intercepted five pregnant teenage girls suspected to be victims of child trafficking.

They were picked up while being relocated from their baby factory hideout in Naze area of Owerri to Ikenegbu area of the state capital.

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The victims include: Chioma Emmanuel, 15; Uma Faith, 15; Divine Adimonye, 17; Opara Gift, 15; and Amarachi Mbata, 16.

Pregnant teenagers rescued by NDLEA

In their statements, they claimed they didn’t know the men who impregnated them. The Imo state command of the Agency has since been directed to hand them over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, for further investigations.

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On the other hand, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations of the NDLEA attached to some courier companies have intercepted Dubai-bound 2.9 kilograms of skunk and 14 grams of methamphetamine concealed in bags of semovita and soles of ladies’ high heel shoes respectively.

Meanwhile, a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday 13th September sentenced to five years imprisonment a drug dealer, Segun Odeyemi for trafficking and dealing in 3,842 kilograms of skunk.

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He was arrested on Saturday 1st July while conveying 89 jumbo bags of the illicit substance in his truck around Eleganza area of Ajah, Lekki.

He was subsequently charged in suit number FHC/L/388C/2023 presided over by Justice Akintayo Aluko.

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