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NDLEA Capturs Drug Kingpin in Abia

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NDLEA Capturs Drug Kingpin in Abia

By Collins Mbakwe

Onyeaghalachi Stephen Nwagwugwu has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, after nine years of being on his trail.

Nwagwugwu is one of two brothers who are significant sources of illicit drug supplies in South East and South-South parts of the country.

The elder brother, Eze Kaleb Stephen, who is also wanted, narrowly escaped during the overnight operation carried out simultaneously in their two locations: Umuahia and Ntigha Okpuola communities in Isiala Ngwa North LGA, Abia state.

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Northeaststar gathered that the two notorious brothers began a career in the illicit drug business in the late 90s when they started as pocket dealers before establishing smoking joints/bunks in their community.

The two brothers subsequently grew to become barons, owning Hotels, Houses in choice areas of Abia, Rivers and Imo State, with exotic cars in their homes.

The NDLEA has been on their trail since 2013 after an attack on the Agency’s officials.

At least one of the officers attacked then is still bedridden to date.

The two drug lords equally own armed militia guarding their houses and drug stores, where they deal in various illicit substances like Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine (Mpuru-Miri), Loud/Arizona and all sorts.

During the raid, quantities of cocaine and variants of cannabis were recovered from the two houses.

At the same time, the Agency has so far sealed two hotels, one eatery, and two mansions linked to them and recovered three exotic vehicles.

The identified hotels include Jahlove Hotel, Mbawsi, Isiala Ngwa North LGA; Noicyhl Luxury Hotel, Aba -Port-Harcourt expressway; and Royal Cruise Fast Food, Enugu- Port Harcourt expressway, Isiala Ngwa North LGA, all in Abia State.

The Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Gen. Mohamed Marwa (Retd), commended the officers and men of the Agency involved in the operation as well as men of the military.

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