A Suspected notorious queen of drug cartel, supplying psychoactive substances to traffickers in Taraba state, Lami Mai Rigima has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA months after being on the wanted list. Arrested also in Adamawa State is the cross border drug trafficker, Emeka Okiru, with 32,700 tablets of Tramadol 225mg under the brand name: Royal and Tramaking.
The 40-year-old Lami, suspected queen of the drug cartel came under the anti-narcotic agency’s searchlight when a number of traffickers arrested in Taraba state in 2021 and early this year fingered her as their supplier.
NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi confirmed that the manhunt for Lami paid off on Monday, April 4th when operatives tracked her to her hideout in Iware village in Ardo Kola local government area of Taraba.
The search for Lami began in October 2021 following the arrest, prosecution and conviction of a drug dealer, Abdullahi Madaki.
After serving his brief jail sentence, Madaki returned to the illicit trade with Lami still as his supplier.
Madaki was however rearrested on February 13, 2022 while another trafficker, Jamilu Hassan, who is also a member of Lami’s supply chain, was nabbed on February 24 2022.
In Adamawa, a Cross-border drug trafficker, Emeka Okiru was arrested at Garden city, Mubi, Mubi North LGA on Tuesday 5th April while preparing to supply his customers who came from Republic of Cameroon.
The drugs were found concealed in cartons of paintbrush.
In Oyo state, different quantities of Cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis were recovered from four suspects: Adetola Tosin; Akeem Kazeem; Korede Ahmed, and Abdulgafar Nureni who were arrested in Omi-Adio, Ido LGA; Oje area of Ibadan North LGA; Iwo Road, Ibadan North East LGA, and Sabo, Mokola, Ibadan North West LGA, when operatives raided parts of the state on this Tuesday.