By Muhammad Sabiu
A drug dealer who has been accused of trying to export illicit drugs to the United Kingdom and other countries, Okoli Collins, has been apprehended by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
According to a statement signed by the agency’s Director (Media and Advocacy), Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, the suspect was once in November 2020 arrested after he was caught trying to export 15.700kgs of Methamphetamine to Australia.
He had also been involved in a series of attempts to export “78 parcels of Cannabis, concealed in black soap packs labelled as Dudu Osun, with a total weight of 12.250 kilograms heading to the UK.”
The statement added, “Further investigation also revealed that Okoli is the one behind the attempt to export 7.350kgs of Cannabis to the UK on Thursday, October 21, a consignment that was intercepted at NAHCO export shed of the MMIA.
“Curiously, a separate investigation by operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation of the agency, attached to courier companies have equally traced to Okoli two other attempts to export 47.7kgs of cannabis to the UK through courier firms after his agents arrested in the course of investigation named him as the owner of the consignments.”