NDLEA arrest wanted drug baroness, seizes two cars, seals her mansion, drug bunks in Delta.
Pump action gun, 15 cartridges, documents, phones and drug paraphernalia were also recovered for further investigation.
The baroness is reportedly the backbone of a major cartel distributing drugs in Delta and adjourning states.
About nine of her staff and associates were also arrested during the coordinated simultaneous operations.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has commended Operatives of the Federal Agency who took part in the arrest of baroness, Bridget Oghenekevwe Emeka, a.k.a Mama.
The 59-year-old, reportedly the backbone of a major cartel distributing drugs in Delta and adjourning states, was arrested on Sunday 15th May at her palatial mansion, where she cooks and distributes Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine and other illicit substances.
No fewer than nine of her staff and associates were arrested along with her in coordinated simultaneous operations at her expansive residence and drug bunks, according to a statement by NDLEA.
The statement read in part :
“Apart from various quantities of Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Molly, and Loud seized from her home and drug bunks; a pump action gun, 15 cartridges, documents, two cars, mobile phones, drug paraphernalia were also recovered for further investigation.
“While five of her staff that cook, cut, package and distribute the drugs were found in her house located at Favour Street, Otukutu, Effurun Warri, four of her associates were equally arrested at her drug bunks in other parts of the town during the raids by Strike Force officers of NDLEA supported by the military.”
“The drug baroness has been under surveillance for weeks after her identification as a major distributor of illicit drugs in the South South state. Bridget cooks Cocaine into Crack Cocaine for local distribution and consumption in drug joints.”
“Some of the paraphernalia for making Crack recovered from her house include: sodium bicarbonate, which is the main adulterant and recipe for making crack cocaine, as well as transparent nylon used in wrapping the finished product.”