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DEA Arrests Nigerian With US$50k Illegal Drugs
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DEA Arrests Nigerian With US$50k Illegal Drugs
By S. Kannay Ziamo, LINA Nimba County Correspondent

GANTA, January 30 (LINA) - The Nimba County detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has arrested a Nigerian national for being in possessing of and trading narcotic substances in the county.

Chidi Obi, 32, was arrested recently around Bluntuo, a town on the border with neighboring Cote d’Ivoire following a tipoff by residents of the area.

According to a release, following receipt of the information, DEA agents assigned to the county were dispatched to the area where they launched a vigorous search that led them to where Obi and another Nigerian (Sam Eze), who later escaped, lived.

The release stated that during the search, a brown envelope containing about two thousand grams of the narcotic drug (heroin) valued at about US$50,000 was discovered.

According to the DEA, Chidi Obi has been charged and forwarded to the Sanniquillie Magisterial Court for persecution.


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