In a remarkable operation, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has successfully apprehended a notorious drug dealer in Edo State.
The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Godwin Emuneyin, has been using a wheelchair as a cover to engage in the illicit drug trade.
His base of operations was located in Afuze, the headquarters of Owan East local government area.
Acting on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives pounced on Emuneyin on Tuesday, November 7, effectively ending his illicit activities.
The arrest was made at his residence in Afuze, where law enforcement officials recovered a wooden box containing various illicit substances.
The stash included 18 pinches of methamphetamine, one block of the drug, and 71 wraps of cannabis.
The arrest of Emuneyin sheds light on the lengths to which some individuals will go to evade the law.
Despite his physical disability, he had managed to establish a network involved in the distribution of methamphetamine and cannabis.
His use of a wheelchair had served as a smokescreen, enabling him to operate discreetly for an extended period.
In related operations within Edo State, the NDLEA achieved significant milestones. On Monday, November 6, operatives seized 42 bags of cannabis weighing 480 kilograms from a camp located in Aviosi forest, situated in Owan West local government area. Simultaneously, a raid was conducted on the Utese forest in Ovia North East local government area, resulting in the recovery of 231.5 kilograms of cannabis.
Furthermore, a cannabis farm measuring 0.778960 hectares was destroyed during the operation.