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A team of officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Anambra State have unearthed various quantities of cocaine and heroin stashed in the palace of a ruler in the state.
This disclosure was made by the State Commander of the NDLEA, Muhammadu Misbahu Idris, who said that about 58.5 grams of cocaine and 13.9 grams of heroin were concealed in the palace of the traditional ruler.
However, Idris declined to give details of the monarch, including his name and domain among others.
‘Investigations are ongoing to unravel how the illicit drugs were hidden in the palace and the palace security guards are helping in tracing the dealer behind the consignment,’ he said.
NDLEA spokesman in the state Mr Odigie Charles, however, did not give further details on the issue.
According to him, the new regime in NDLEA says that after any discovery of illicit drugs in any state, the command should forward the report to the headquarters.
However, another source has said the monarch in question is the Igwe of Obosi.
‘The drugs were recovered from his palace. We are still investigating his link to the consignment while the dealer said to be the owner is on the run. There is a manhunt for him at the moment,‘ the source said.
Obosi is a hilly area bordered by Onitsha to the North-West, Nkpor to the North-East and Oba to the South-East. Sources said apart from Nnewi, it is the biggest town in Anambra State.
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