The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has achieved a major breakthrough in its war against illicit and banned substances with the arrest of Bridget Ovhenekevwe Emeka, a fifty nine year old drug baroness, popularly known as Mama, alongside her staff and associates, by operatives of the agency.
In a statement released by the Director, Media and Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, the drug baroness is the backbone of a major cartel, distributing drugs in Delta and adjourning states and has been under surveillance for weeks after she was identified as a major distributor of illicit drugs in Delta state. She was arrested at her palatial mansion, where she cooks and distributes crack cocaine, methamphetamine and other illicit substances
Apart from various quantities of illicit drugs seized from her home and drug banks scattered in other parts of the state; 2 cars; a pump action gun; 15 cartridges; mobile phones; valuable documents and drug paraphernalia for making ‘crack’, such as sodium bicarbonate and polythene wrappings were also recovered.
According to the agency, Bridget cooks cocaine into ‘crack cocaine’ for local distribution and consumption in drug points and the agency recovered large quantities of sodium bicarbonate, which is the main adulterant and recipe for making ‘crack cocaine’. Transparent nylon used in wrapping finished products was also recovered.
While five of her staff, who cook and distribute the drugs were arrested at her house located at Favour Street, Otokutu, Effurun, Warri; four of her associates were picked up at her drug bunks in other parts of the town during the raid by Strike Force officers of the Agency.
Meanwhile the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Marwa, retd., has commended the officers and men of the agency that were involved in all the processes leading to the eventual execution of the operation.
He also expressed gratitude to the Nigerian armed forces for their unwavering support to the agency.