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NDLEA Rescues 5 Pregnant Teenagers From Baby Factory In Imo

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) who were reportedly on patrol along the Aba-Owerri Expressway yesterday intercepted five pregnant teenage girls suspected to be victims of child trafficking, The Eastern Updates reports. 

It was gathered that the victims were apprehended while being relocated from their hideout in the Naze area of Owerri to the Ikenegbu area of the Imo State capital.

This was disclosed in a Sunday statement by NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi which was made available to The Eastern Updates.

The victims  who’s names were given as Chioma Emmanuel, Uma Faith, Divine Adimonye, Opara Gift, and Amarachi Mbata – were rescued on Wednesday, Babafemi stated.

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‘In their statements, they claimed they didn’t know the men who impregnated them. The Imo state command of the agency has since been directed to hand them over to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, for further investigations,’ he added.

He said fresh attempts to export various quantities of methamphetamine and skunk by members of some transnational drug trafficking organisations through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja and courier companies in Lagos State, were again thwarted by operatives of the NDLEA, who intercepted the illicit drug consignments concealed in different items.

Similarly, last Tuesday, NDLEA operatives intercepted an intending passenger, Ugwu Tochukwu, on his way to Oman, while trying to board a Qatar Airways flight at the Lagos airport. Upon a thorough search of his luggage, 7.50 kilogrammes of skunk were discovered concealed inside crayfish mixed with dry bitter leaf.

This is even as some NDLEA officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations attached to some courier companies also intercepted Dubai-bound 2.9 kilogrammes of skunk and 14 grammes of methamphetamine concealed in bags of semovita and soles of ladies’ high heel shoes respectively.

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