The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one Chibuike Apolos, a suspected notorious major supplier of illicit drugs, in Abia State.
Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesman, confirmed his arrest while adding that he was caught with 100kg of cocaine and cannabis in his hideout at Mbausi in the Isialangwa North area of the state.
Babafemi stated that the suspect Apolos, has been on their wanted list since February after the arrest of one Chima Ukeleonu, the suspect behind the viral video in January showing a young man hawking illicit drugs on the street.
“As a result, 38-year-old Apolos was put on the wanted list. Following his arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, the Abia State Government has already marked his house that serves as his hideout for demolition,” he said.
“The command had been on his trail since February this year. Fortunately, we got a tip-off that he just received some quantities of cannabis from Edo State. Notwithstanding the tense security situation in the South-East, especially Abia state, the command still embarked on the operation, which culminated in the arrest of one Chibuike Apolos with 10 bags of cannabis weighing 100kg, 1.6 grams of cocaine, one gram of heroin and five grams of methamphetamine. Bamidele Akingbade, Abia State Commander of NDLEA added.
“The suspect is one of the major suppliers of illicit drugs in Abia State, especially in the Isialangwa communities. The state governor has been notified and the suspect’s building has been marked for demolition.”