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25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam
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25-Year-Old Nigerian Man, Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus, Sentenced To Death For Drug Trafficking In Vietnam

The People’s Court of the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, Vietnam on Tuesday, April 13, sentenced a 25-year-old Nigerian man to death for illegally transporting narcotic substances into the country from Cambodia. Unachukwu Chiluba Paulinus was arrested on February 19, 2020, in the Ta Pheng area of Thuan Tay hamlet in Loi Thuan commune, Ben Cau district, while transporting nearly 3 kilogrammes of methamphetamine. 25-year-old Nigerian man sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Vietnam He told police that he arrived in Cambodia in 2019, where he met an African man called Oscar who hired him to transport the drugs from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City for 2,000 USD. He was paid 650 USD in advance. After traveling by taxi from Phnom Penh to the border, he crossed over into ...
Nigerians, Gambians, Italians, Albanians Arrested In Italy Drug Bust
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Nigerians, Gambians, Italians, Albanians Arrested In Italy Drug Bust

Fifty-two men and three women of Nigerian, Albanian, Italian and Gambian nationalities have been arrested in three countries, in a major drug bust by Italian police. Police in Italy said the large drug trafficking network use buses to bring marijuana from Albania to Germany and other countries. The suspects were said to have brought illegal drugs from the southern Albanian city of Vlora to Italy, where they were repackaged and distributed using buses and trains, according to the Carabinieri forces. The police said one couple was detained in Germany. Italian authorities closely collaborated with authorities in Germany and Albania, based on investigations from 2018 and 2019, which at the time also led to dozens of arrests, the Carabinieri said.
Nigerian Man, Ekwegbalu James Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking
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Nigerian Man, Ekwegbalu James Sentenced To Death In Vietnam For Drug Trafficking

A court in the southern Tay Ninh Province of Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced a 45-year-old Nigerian, Ekwegbalu James Nzube, to death for drug trafficking. Nzube, who was accused of trafficking nearly four kilogrammes of methamphetamine from Cambodia said he got acquainted with another Nigerian, Jone, in China in 2014, and the latter had hired him to transport drugs from Cambodia to Vietnam. In March 2020, he came to Ho Chi Minh City before going to Cambodia to fetch the drugs for which he was paid $2,000 (about N800, 000). He was apprehended by border guards in Tay Ninh Province while trying to cross illegally into Vietnam last July with about four kilogrammes of meth found inside his rucksack. Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Those convicted of possessing o...
El Chapo’s Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro Arrested for Drug Trafficking
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El Chapo’s Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro Arrested for Drug Trafficking

The wife of notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been on drug trafficking charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was taken into custody on Monday, February 22, at Dulles International Airport. She is scheduled to make her appearance in federal court soon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia via video conference. Aispuro is charged in a one count criminal complaint with a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, and 500 grams or more of methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the U.S., the Department of Justice said in a news release. She also allegedly helped Guzman Loera escape from a Mexican prison in 2015, the department said. Af...
Drug Abuse is Fuelling Insecurity – Governor Tambuwal
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Drug Abuse is Fuelling Insecurity – Governor Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has stated that drug abuse has a role to play in the growing insecurity witnessed across the nation. The Governor who received the Sheikh Ahmed Gumi-led Bandits Repentance Initiative (S-GULBAR Initiative) in Sokoto on Saturday February 6, recalled how a serving Governor met some women who sold drugs in calabashes he thought contained dairy products.   Tambuwal said;   “We should also be mindful of the role that drug abuse plays in fueling the committing of these vices. “A counterpart of mine, a serving governor once narrated to me an incidence. He told me that he once visited a hamlet and wanted to patronise local women coming back from the market where they had gone to hawk dairy products and stuff, and one of them ran ...
Nigerian Man, Two Ugandan Women Arrested For Drug Trafficking In India
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Nigerian Man, Two Ugandan Women Arrested For Drug Trafficking In India

A Nigerian man, identified as Kingsley, and two women from Uganda have been arrested with nine kilograms of narcotics in India. The country's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted the smuggling network, according to a report by Outlook. The women, Jascent Nakalungi and Sharifah Namaganda said to be cousins, were intercepted by the Delhi unit of the central probe agency on January 28 after they landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in India. According to the NCB, the two women had a medical visa for the treatment of Namaganda. The duo was apprehended based on the agency's inputs following a drugs case detected in December wherein over five kg of heroin was seized and two Indians were arrested. NCB deputy director (operations) K P S Malhotra said, "A total of 8kg ...
Italian police arrest dozens of ‘members of Nigerian mafia organization’ in a major bust carried out by over 200 officers
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Italian police arrest dozens of ‘members of Nigerian mafia organization’ in a major bust carried out by over 200 officers

Italian police have arrested suspected members of the Nigerian mafia organization in a major operation carried out by over 200 officers of the flying squads of Turin and Ferrara.   Police said they made dozens of arrests on Wednesday, October 28, against the Nigerian mafia organization called Arobaga Vikings or Norsemen Kclub International, which they say deals mainly in prostitution and drug trafficking.   The Italian authorities revealed that 31 people were arrested in Ferrara and a further 43 were taken into custody in Turin, including several women who allegedly ran prostitution rackets.   50-year-old Emmanuel Okenwa aka 'Boogye', an AfroBeat DJ, and the self-styled "King of Ferrara" were among those arrested.   Confirming the arrest, Bologna...
7 Ghanaians Arrested in Lagos for Drug Trafficking
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7 Ghanaians Arrested in Lagos for Drug Trafficking

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 7 Ghanaian nationals in Abule-Egba on charges of drug trafficking. The suspects who were arrested on March 14 by policemen attached to Oke Odo Police Station of the Lagos State Police Command, had attempted to smuggle illicit substance into the country. Upon being nabbed by the policemen on a routine patrol, they revealed that one Okechukwu ‘m’ who resides in Ghana collected money from them and promised to take them to Libya, but brought them to Nigeria and abandoned them at Super Bus stop. Lagos Police Spokesperson, Bala Elkana who confirmed the arrest said; “Three Ghanian international passports and some capsules suspected to be illicit drugs were recovered from them. Investigation is ongoing”
Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández Linked to Drug Trafficking
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Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández Linked to Drug Trafficking

Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández has been linked to drug trafficking following an investigation carried out by US prosecutors. Juan Orlando Hernández was accused of meeting with a drug trafficker around 2013 and taking $25,000 in exchange for protecting him (trafficker) from law enforcement. The incident came to light after US security agents arrested one Geovanny Daniel Fuentes Ramires at Miami International Airport on Sunday March 1, on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the U.S. and related weapons charges. It was alleged that the Honduran President expressed interest in a cocaine laboratory that Fuentes was running near Puerto Cortes on the Atlantic coast, after series of meetings. He was reportedly interested in the cocaine laboratory because it was close...
Nigerian Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Saudi Arabia, Freed after NDLEA Proved the Substance was Planted on Him
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Nigerian Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Saudi Arabia, Freed after NDLEA Proved the Substance was Planted on Him

A Nigerian man, Ibrahim Ibrahim, who was facing trial over drug trafficking allegation in Saudi Arabia, has been released by the Saudi Arabian authorities after the Nigerian government were able to prove his innocence. Mr Ibrahim's release was secured by the National Diaspora Commission in collaboration with the government of Zamfara state, his home state. He was arrested in 2017 in Jeddah after the Saudi Arabian immigration officers found illegal drugs in his bags. Three years after, a delegation from the Diaspora commission and Zamfara state government, arrived in Jeddah with documents to be presented as evidence during his trial retrial which was today February 18th. Amongst the documents was a statement from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, stating that they ha...
Former K-Pop Star Seungri is Charged with Organising Prostitution after a String of Women Alleged they Were Served to Wealthy Men to Rape
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Former K-Pop Star Seungri is Charged with Organising Prostitution after a String of Women Alleged they Were Served to Wealthy Men to Rape

Former K-pop star, Seungri, has been indicted on charges including prostitution and habitual gambling, a year after several women alleged that they were drugged and served to wealthy men at clubs in South Korea. Lee Seung-hyun, 29, better known by his stage names Seungri and V.I, was indicted without detention at a hearing at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office on Thursday, January 30. When his crimes were made public, Seungri dramatically quit the entertainment industry in March 2019. "I just cannot bear causing any further damage to people around me, while being hated and criticized by the public and being treated as a nation's enemy during the investigation," he wrote in an Instagram post at the time. The indictment is the most recent event in the Burning Sun scandal....
Iran Executes Crocodile of the Persian Gulf for Drug Trafficking
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Iran Executes Crocodile of the Persian Gulf for Drug Trafficking

An international drug-trafficking ring leader who was nicknamed "Crocodile of the Persian Gulf", has been executed by the Iranian government alongside his accomplice. Hormozgan province chief prosecutor, Ali Salehi told news agency ISNA that the executed members of the drug trafficking ring smuggled more than 400 tonnes of drugs into Iran and laundered 20 trillion rials ($147.3 million) through the country's real estate sector. Salehi only identified the ringleader by the initials "A.Z." and his accomplice as "M.H". He also disclosed that other members of the gang were sentenced to a total of 420 years in prison and also also fined $154,753. Iran's judiciary's Mizan Online website said there were 18 other convictions in the case. The prosecutor said; "The 'Crocodile' was op...
Cocaine: Nigerian Lady Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking, Bank Fraud In US
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Cocaine: Nigerian Lady Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking, Bank Fraud In US

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement. “Tammy Olaiya is a ‘triple threat’ of criminality – drug trafficker, a fraudster, and a liar,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Olaiya, a Nigerian immigrant who has spent the last two decades with the privilege of living in the United States as lawful permanent resident, clearly has zero respect for American laws pertaining to our borders, controlled substances, our financial system, or our health care system.” According to court documents, Temitope Ayoni Olaiya, aka “Tammy...
Olympian Madiea Ghafoor jailed eight and half years for drug smuggling and trafficking
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Olympian Madiea Ghafoor jailed eight and half years for drug smuggling and trafficking

Dutch Olympian Madiea Ghafoor has been jailed for eight and a half years for drug smuggling and trafficking. Ghafoor, 27, competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016 in the 4x400m relay. She was stopped at a routine border check in Germany in June, when she was found to have £2m worth of drugs in the boot of her car. Ghafoo appeared at Kleve District Court on Monday and told the court she thought she was carrying doping materials. She was found to have 50kg of ecstasy tablets, 2kg of crystal meth and almost €11,950 (£10,317) in cash. The Dutch Athletics Union said: "We are stunned by the judgements. "With the ruling of the German court, the Athletics Union rejects the actions of Ghafoor. "The Athletics Union condemns any use or trade in doping or drugs and fully commits itself ...
77 Nigerians Arrested By FBI: ‘All races and ethnic nationalities have their own fair share of criminals and deviants’ – FFK defend Igbos
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77 Nigerians Arrested By FBI: ‘All races and ethnic nationalities have their own fair share of criminals and deviants’ – FFK defend Igbos

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said no one should judge Igbos based on the fact that 77 igbo men engaged in criminal acts in the United State and were arrested by the FBI.   According to Fani-Kayode, 'If you insist that all Igbo are criminals because of the names on the list of 80 that the Americans have released, then you must also insist that all Yoruba are criminals based on the list of names that the Saudi Arabians have accused of drug trafficking and are about to kill'.   See his full post below... If you insist that we cannot judge the Fulani race based on the genocidal and barbaric actions of the Fulani terrorists and the destructive narrative of the Fulani supremacists then you dare not judge the Igbo race based on the criminal behaviour of 80...
Brazillian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his teenage daughter (video)
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Brazillian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his teenage daughter (video)

A 42-year-old Brazillian prisoner was caught attempting to escape from prison by dressing up as his teenage daughter. Clauvino da Silva, a gang leader who is serving a 73-year sentence in a Brazil prison for drug trafficking, got a visit from his 19-year-old daughter and he tried to pull a jail-break by diguising as his daughter. But prison officials noticed he was looking suspicious and acting nervously so they stopped him. Officials released photos showing Clauvino da Silva, aka Baixinho, or "Shorty", wearing a silicone mask, a long wig, glasses, jeans and a pink girly T-shirt after being caught out. Rio de Janeiro’s State Secretary of Prison Administration also released a video showing da Silva taking off the disguise and some of the clothes before saying his real name. Back...
Oh No! Beautiful Lagos Socialite, Toyin Igbira Is Dead
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Oh No! Beautiful Lagos Socialite, Toyin Igbira Is Dead

Alhaja Monsurat Ashabi Oluwatoyin Oyemade Rufai Abraham, widely known as Toyin Igbira in social circles, has died at the age of 56, City People Magazine reports. She died yesterday July 19th after losing the battle to a protracted illness she had been nursing for over 5 years. Late Toyin Igbira, who hit big headlines several times for controversial reasons was born on the 18th of February, 1963. She was arrested many times for drug trafficking offences. She's been ill for over 5 years now, but about 2 years ago, there were reports that she had survived the life-threatening illness and that she had returned to Nigeria after receiving medical treatment abroad. In her 'hay' days, popular musicians sang her praise to high heavens. Igbira owns comfortable houses in Abuja, Lagos and the...
Nigerian Drug Lord, Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku Extradited To Face Drug Trafficking Charges
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Nigerian Drug Lord, Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku Extradited To Face Drug Trafficking Charges

A Nigerian suspected of being the mastermind of an international drug-smuggling operation, Edwin Elochukwu Anyaoku, has been extradited by South Africa authorities to the United States to face charges of drug-trafficking. South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), known as the Hawks, announced this today in a statement, Unclad News reports in South Africa. According to the report, Anyaoku, 54, was arrested in a joint police investigation by the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (Saneb) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Fourways in July last year. His arrest resulted in the seizure of 29kg of heroin worth more than R6m (about $416,000). The DPCI statement obtained by Sahara Reporters read, Quote “A suspected mastermind...
US Government Starts The Building Of Controversial Border Wall
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US Government Starts The Building Of Controversial Border Wall

Finally the United State of America has started building the controversial Border wall as president Donald Trump started campaign. US Government through White House Instagram page publishes the first pictures from the building sites. With a message that reads: 'We are building the wall! Last week, construction began on 15 miles of new border wall system to replace old, outdated barriers and help cut off illegal border crossing, drug trafficking, and human smuggling in the San Diego and El Centro Sectors.'
Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu
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Supreme Court Fixes Date to resume Extradition Suit against Kashamu

The Supreme Court, Friday fixed June 10, to resume hearing in an appeal filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu to stop the federal government from extraditing him over alleged drug trafficking. It would be recalled that the lawmaker was billed to be extradited to the United States of America (USA) following two appeal judgements in favour of the Federal government. Respondents in the suit by Kashamu are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The fresh hearing date has been communicated through issuance of hearing notices to the three parties involved in the legal tussle. The Apex Court is to determine the validity of the two judgments delivered in favour of the Attorney General of the...
Nigerian Men Catch Pregnant Lady Who Gave Them Packaged Drugs To Carry To Italy
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Nigerian Men Catch Pregnant Lady Who Gave Them Packaged Drugs To Carry To Italy

Nigerian Men Cry Out After Finally Catching The Heavily Pregnant Woman Who Gave Them A Package Filled With Cocaine In Lagos For Them To Help Her Carry It To Italy! This is how people are set up. Watch the moment angry Nigerian men confronted a pregnant Nigerian mother who allegedly packaged drugs and gave to them to carry to Italy. See reactions from Nigerians and Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   Nigerian Men Cry Out After Finally Catching The Heavily Pregnant Woman Who Gave Them A Package Filled With Cocaine In Lagos For Them To Help Her Carry It To Italy Credit: #Gossipmillnaija A post shared by TheFamousNaija (@thefamousnaija) on May 22, 2019 at 5:59pm PDT
‘Boko Haram has Gone Beyond FG’s capacity’ – Olusegun Obasanjo
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‘Boko Haram has Gone Beyond FG’s capacity’ – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken on the high level of insecurity in the country, stating that the Federal Government alone cannot tackle the menace. Speaking at the second session of the seventh Synod of the Anglican Communion, Oleh Diocese, in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Obasanjo called for greater collaborating among several African governments in tackling terrorism. “Intelligence was poor and governments embarked on games of denials while paying ransoms which strengthened the insurgents and yet governments denied payment of ransoms. Today, the security issue has gone beyond the wit and capacity of Nigerian government or even West African governments,” he stated. According to him, insecurity must be taken seriously at all levels and be ...
Obasanjo Reveals Who Govt Must Contact On Security Issues
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Obasanjo Reveals Who Govt Must Contact On Security Issues

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday warned that every insecurity situation in Nigeria must be taken seriously and be addressed at once without favoritism or cuddling. He handed the warning at the 2nd session of the Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St.Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. Obasanjo, who spoke on the topic, “Mobilizing Nigeria’s human& natural resources for national development and stability” also said both Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence were not treated as they should at the beginning. According to him, “They have both incubated and developed beyond what Nigeria can handle alone. They are now combined and internationalized with ISIS in control. “It is no longer an issue of lack of ed...
How I Survived 124 Days In Saudi Prison – Zainab Aliyu Narrates
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How I Survived 124 Days In Saudi Prison – Zainab Aliyu Narrates

Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, says she learnt “pure Arabic” and memorised half of the Qur’an during her 124-day stay in prison. Aliyu was arrested on December 26 after tramadol, a drug prohibited in Saudi Arabia was found in her bag. The 22-year-old student of the Maitama Sule University, Kano, had travelled to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj alongside her mother and sister. She, was, however, arrested by Saudi authorities over allegations that the bag bearing her name tag contained tramadol. In an interview with Daily Trust, she narrated her experience in detention, how she found it hard to trust people and eventually got close to an Ethiopian lady simply identified as Rehisty. She explained that she suffered communicat...
I Cried And Cried, Until…- Zainab Aliyu Speaks For The First Time About Drug Accusation
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I Cried And Cried, Until…- Zainab Aliyu Speaks For The First Time About Drug Accusation

"I cried, I cried, I cried until tears couldn't run from my eyes again." After being detained in Saudi Arabia on false drug smuggling offences, student Zainab Aliyu shares what it's like to finally be free. She narrated to BBC how she was arrested and the trauma she faced. This is Zainab Aliyu's first interview as she opens up. Watch the emotional video "I cried, I cried, I cried until tears couldn't run from my eyes again." After being detained in Saudi Arabia on false drug smuggling offences, student Zainab Aliyu shares what it's like to finally be free. pic.twitter.com/EZUZb02NZW — BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) May 15, 2019
See The Face Of The Drug Lord Chris Attoh’s Wife, Bettie Jenifer Was Also Married To
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See The Face Of The Drug Lord Chris Attoh’s Wife, Bettie Jenifer Was Also Married To

The face of the drug lord Chris Attoh's wife, Bettie Jennifer was also married to alongside the actor has been uncovered just after the news broke. Recall that it was reported earlier that the drug lord, Kedrick Jenifer who Chris Attoh's wife was also married to, is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas. It was alleged that the kingpin of “Jenifer drug trafficking organization” distributed at least 450 kilograms of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia. “Kedrick Jenifer lived large as a major Baltimore drug dealer, but now he will lose all of his toys and live for two decades in federal prison" the Greenbelt Police Department said in its statement.
Saudi Arabia Releases Ibrahim Abubakar, Another Nigerian Held For Drugs
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Saudi Arabia Releases Ibrahim Abubakar, Another Nigerian Held For Drugs

The Federal Government has confirmed that another Nigerian has been released by authorities in Saudi Arabia, days after Zainab Aliyu was released after been held in custody over an alleged drug trafficking. The Foreign Affairs Ministry who confirmed that another Nigerian has been released in Saudi Arabia in a statement from its Acting Spokesperson, Mr. Friday Akpan, said Ibrahim Abubakar also travelled on the same aircraft Zainab Aliyu was in and was also arrested on the same day. “Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student who travelled for Lesser Hajj with her mother was arrested by Saudi Security Officials on Dec. 26, 2018, in a hotel in Madinah. She was accused of possessing a bag containing illicit drugs purportedly bearing a tag with her name. “Another passenger, Ibrahim Abubakar,...
I Am Proud Of Buhari, Proudly Nigerian On Zaynab Release – Fani-kayode
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I Am Proud Of Buhari, Proudly Nigerian On Zaynab Release – Fani-kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has reacted to the release of Zainab Aliyu, the Nigerian student detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drugs trafficking. Fani Kayode, in a tweet on Tuesday commended Buhari for the timely release of the Nigerian student. He said “Securing the release of Zainab from execution in a Saudi prison is a great achievement by @MBuhari.She was due to be executed for a crime she never committed. “Buhari saved her life by intervening and for the first time in 4 years I am proud to be a Nigerian! Welcome home Zainab.” DAILY POST had reported that Saudi authority arrested Zainab over alleged drug trafficking. It would be recalled that Buhari had directed that Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to ...
Zainab Aliyu Has Been Released To Nigerian Mission In Saudi Arabia
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Zainab Aliyu Has Been Released To Nigerian Mission In Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking. Alleged drug trafficker, Zainab Aliyu, who was detained in Saudi Arabia has been released to the Nigerian mission in Saudi. The other victim, Ibrahim Abubakir will be released tomorrow. This was announced by the Perm. Sec., Ministry of Foreign Affairs Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari directed Mr Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, the student incriminated in drug-related matters and being detained by Saudi Arabian authorities. Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora matters, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said “President Muhammadu...
Meet Muhammad Saad al-Beshi, The Black Man Who Beheaded Nigerian Woman In Saudi Arabia
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Meet Muhammad Saad al-Beshi, The Black Man Who Beheaded Nigerian Woman In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s head cutting specialist has revealed the chilling details of how he beheads Nigerians and other people sentenced to death for drug trafficking and other offences. Muhammad Saad al-Beshi, a black man, stated this in a rare interview with Arab News, a Saudi Arabian newspaper. According to the BBC, Al-Beshi is “Saudi Arabia’s leading executioner.” He leads a team of beheaders that execute prisoners from all countries including Nigeria. Al-Beshi, who was born in 1961 (57 or 58 years old), claims to have executed 10 people in one day. “It doesn’t matter to me: Two, four, 10 — As long as I’m doing God’s will, it doesn’t matter how many people I execute,” he once told a newspaper in another interview. He started at a prison in the town of Taif, where his job was ...
FG Condemns Execution of Nigerian Woman Accused of Drug Trafficking In Saudi Arabia
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FG Condemns Execution of Nigerian Woman Accused of Drug Trafficking In Saudi Arabia

The Nigerian federal government has criticised Saudi Arabia for executing a Nigerian woman for drug-related cases, describing the act as pathetic. According to the Saudi Interior Ministry, a Nigerian woman, two Pakistani men and a Yemeni man were charged for drug trafficking, and executed having been found guilty. The recent execution brought the number of people executed this year to 53. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Diaspora, said the woman is the eighth Nigerian to be executed in such manner in the country this year alone. Dabiri-Erewa said 20 more Nigerians are on death row in the country for similar offences, while 12 had been prosecuted and are to serve various jail terms. She said: "So we have...
Tekashi69 Pleads Guilty to Nine Crimes
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Tekashi69 Pleads Guilty to Nine Crimes

Controversial rapper Tekashi69 has pleaded guilty to a number of federal charges and has admitted he is part of a gang. The Brooklyn rapper is cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to nine crimes and saying he joined a violent New York City gang and helped others try to kill a rival gang member. The 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, admitted to nine charges, including racketeering conspiracy, firearms offences and drug trafficking. He has reportedly also said he will help prosecutors as part of a plea deal. He has 15.5 million followers on Instagram. His album Day69: Graduation Day was among the top-sellers on iTunes following its February release. 6ix9ine had a multiplatinum hit song, Fefe, with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No 3...
Nigerian National Nabbed In India For Drug Trafficking
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Nigerian National Nabbed In India For Drug Trafficking

A Nigerian national who is 26-years-old has been arrested over 260-gram heroin worth Rs 26 lakh that was seized from him according to the police on Monday, November 27. The accused identified as Justin, hid the medication from sound speakers to prevent detection by the authorities. He had been detained on November 24 near Dada Dev Khel Parisar, Palam, Dabri Road, Delhi when he came to deliver the substance to someone. He had been earlier detained by Punjab for drug smuggling. After finishing his sentence, he transferred to Delhi and began providing heroin there. He began exporting clothing to Nigeria in Ludhiana, but he endured losses, the authorities said. In this period, he came in touch of natives who introduced him to medication, and in addition, he started swallowing heroin. ...
NDLEA Arrests Woman, Two Men For Drug Trafficking
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NDLEA Arrests Woman, Two Men For Drug Trafficking

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested three suspects for alleged attempt to smuggle drugs in and out of the country. John Ifechukwu and Victor Anadu were intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. They reportedly swallowed 65 and 54 wraps of substances to conceal the drug. The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Jonah Achemah, also said a 37-year-old woman, Omotayo Anifowoshe, was also arrested at the local wing of the Lagos airport with 3.0 kilogrammes of ephedrine and 1.9kg of cocaine. Achemah said, “Ifechukwu flew in from Lagos and was intercepted at the airport in Abuja. He excreted 65 wraps of substances weighing 864 grammes out of which only one wrap tested positive for methamphetamine. He was on his way to Indonesia. Anadu was i...
N’Assembly Pledges Commitment To Tackling Drug Trafficking
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N’Assembly Pledges Commitment To Tackling Drug Trafficking

The National Assembly has pledged commitment to amending the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Act as part of effort at tackling increasing trafficking, production and abuse of drugs in Nigeria. The Chairman, Senate’s Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, Sen. Joshua Lidani, made the promise on Friday at the closing of a three-day workshop on drug control in Uyo, Akwa Ibom. The workshop was organised for members of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Narcotics and Drugs by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with support from the European Union. Lidani, who decried the increasing link between drug trafficking, terrorism and money laundering, said that the national assembly would not rest on its oars until drug menace was brought under cont...
Baby Factory, Another Phase Of Human Trafficking – ACP
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Baby Factory, Another Phase Of Human Trafficking – ACP

Mr Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, has described baby factory or child harvesting as another phase of human trafficking. Mba spoke at a seminar organised by the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) to mark the International Day against Drug and Human Trafficking on Thursday in Lagos. The theme of the seminar is: “Human and Drug Trafficking: Changing the Narrative in Nigeria”. Mba said that the trend was precipitated by various factors including a social premium placed on childbearing, infertility and teenage pregnancy hastened by the unwanted social stigma associated with them. “The baby factory syndrome is also another phase of human trafficking and a great concern as it thrives l...
Mexico Shootout Leaves At Least 15 Dead
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Mexico Shootout Leaves At Least 15 Dead

At least 15 people died Wednesday in a huge shootout between police and two rival drug gangs in northern Mexico, authorities said. The pre-dawn battle near the remote town of Las Varas started as a firefight between rival drug trafficking gangs, then escalated when police arrived, said Eduardo Esparza of the prosecutor’s office for the state of Chihuahua, which borders the United States. The region is hotly disputed territory for Mexico’s drug cartels because its mountainous terrain and proximity to the border make it a strategic corridor for shipping narcotics to the US. Investigators believe the groups involved in the shootout were “La Linea” — the armed wing of the Juarez cartel — and hitmen from the powerful Sinaloa cartel, Esparza told AFP. Fifteen people died — all from t...
Teenager Caught Throwing Marijuana Into Kirikiri Prisons
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Teenager Caught Throwing Marijuana Into Kirikiri Prisons

A teenage boy who was apprehended while throwing Indian hemp into the Kirikiri Maximum Prisons has been brought before a Federal High Court in Lagos. The court has ordered the remand of the 19-year-old teenager, Antonio Moshood, at a rehabilitation centre for four months as a result. It was discovered that the marijuana was meant for an inmate. The accused was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on a charge of drug trafficking. He pleaded guilty to the charge. The prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan, consequently reviewed the facts of the case before the court, and tendered the narcotic substance in evidence. He urged the court to convict the accused, based on evidences adduced. Delivering his judgment, Justice Ibrahim Buba found the accused guilty of the...
Over 1000 Nigerians Are In Chinese Prison
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Over 1000 Nigerians Are In Chinese Prison

CHAIRMAN of Blue Diamond Logistics, China, Mr. Festus Mbisiogu, has called on the Federal Government to urgently look into the growing number of Nigerians detained in Chinese prisons over allegations of drug trafficking, saying that more than 1000 Nigerians are in Chinese prisons. Speaking on the backdrop of a protest in Abuja, yesterday, over the increasing number of Nigerian citizens in Chinese jails, he urged state governors to embark on enlightenment campaigns to discourage indigenes of their states against drug trafficking. The Blue Diamond boss, who had been in the forefront of the campaign against drug trafficking in China, called on security agencies at international airports in Nigeria to be very vigilant and thoroughly screen intending Nigerian passengers to China. Also, he...
535 Nigerians In China Prisons For Drug Trafficking
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535 Nigerians In China Prisons For Drug Trafficking

There are at least 535 Nigerians in prison in China, jailed for drug-related offences. Sources in Guangdong Province in The People’s Republic of reported at the weekend, that at least two out of 200 Nigerians who visit the country are arrested on drug-related offences in the capital, Guangzhou. An official of the Consulate in Guangzhou, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to speak with the media, told Daily Sun: “Almost every week, we have drug-related issues. On Thursday, April 27, 2017, officials of the Nigerian Consulate went to some prisons to interview some of our citizens there and it was drug-related issues all through. Most of the drug pushers are from a particular state and a particular local government from that state. On the average, 200 Nigerians come int...
Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya Wanted By NDLEA For Drug Dealing
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Fumilola Arike Ogbuaya Wanted By NDLEA For Drug Dealing

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has declared a Lagos socialite, Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, wanted in connection with drug trafficking. The woman was also accused of allegedly using proceeds of drugs to acquire property. PUNCH Metro learnt that the socialite was implicated in a case of botched exportation of 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia in February 2017 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said one Odeyemi Morayo, aka Ariyo Monsurat Olabisi, arrested by the agency implicated Ogbuaya during investigation. He said, “Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, a Lagos socialite has ignored an invitation by the NDLEA. Her Lagos residence was traced by...
NDLEA Declares Socialite, Fumilola Ogbuaya Wanted Over Drug Trafficking
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NDLEA Declares Socialite, Fumilola Ogbuaya Wanted Over Drug Trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has declared a Lagos socialite, Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, wanted in connection with drug trafficking. The woman was also accused of allegedly using proceeds of drugs to acquire property. The socialite was implicated in a case of botched exportation of 1.6 kilogrammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia in February 2017 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, said one Odeyemi Morayo, aka Ariyo Monsurat Olabisi, arrested by the agency implicated Ogbuaya during investigation. He said, “Mrs. Fumilola Ogbuaya, aka Arike Fumilola Ogundipe, a Lagos socialite has ignored an invitation by the NDLEA. Her Lagos residence was traced by a team of investigators, but she...
I Went Into Drug Trafficking To Raise Money For Wedding – Suspect
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I Went Into Drug Trafficking To Raise Money For Wedding – Suspect

A 33 -year-old trader, Umeme Lotachukwu Fabian, arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, with drugs suspected to be methamphetamine weighing 1.205kg, has blamed his indulgence on the need to raise money for wedding. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, travelling to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia, claimed to be an Ivorian. He was arrested while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Indonesia with a Cote d’lvoire international passport bearing the name Grou Bi Clauvis. NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, however, said that during investigation, it was revealed that the suspect hailed from Anambra State with the name Umeme Lotachukw...
El Chapo Faces Life In US Prison
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El Chapo Faces Life In US Prison

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will spend the rest of his life in a US prison if convicted on charges he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking organisation during a decades-long criminal career. El Chapo (Shorty), once one of the world's most wanted drug lords, was set to appear at 2pm (1900 GMT) in federal court in Brooklyn to be arraigned on 17 criminal counts, a day after his surprise extradition from Mexico. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison, Robert Capers, US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said at a news conference. "Who is Chapo Guzman? In short, he's a man known for no other life but a life of crime, violence, death and destruction, and now he'll have to answer to that," Capers said. Guzman, 59, arri...
Nigerian Footballer Executed In Singapore For Drug Trafficking
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Nigerian Footballer Executed In Singapore For Drug Trafficking

The Presidency yesterday lamented the execution of a Nigerian footballer, Chijoke Obioha, in Singapore for drug trafficking. The 35-year-old footballer was said to have gone to the Asian country for trials when he was caught trafficking in hard drugs on April 9, 2007. Consequently, he was sentenced to death about four years ago and remained on the death row until he was executed yesterday. Reacting to Obioha’s execution in a statement yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described it as heartbreaking, given repeated calls for Nigerians to desist from criminal activities like drug peddling. The statement signed by Dabiri-Erewa’s Special Assistant on Media, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja said since Sing...

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