NDLEA Raids Delta Drug Dens, Apprehends A Wanted Drug Baroness, And Seals Her Mansion
The backbone of a major drug cartel distributing drugs in Delta and neighbouring states was severed on Sunday, May 15th, with the arrest of a wanted 59-year-old drug baroness, Bridget Oghenekevwe Emeka, a.k.a Mama, by NDLEA operatives at her palatial mansion where she cooks and distributes Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and other illicit substances.
In coordinated simultaneous operations at her expansive residence and drug bunks, where she accommodates drug users and sells illicit substances to them and others in parts of Warri, Delta state, nine of her staff and associates were arrested alongside her.
A pump action gun, 15 cartridges, documents, two cars, mobile phones, and drug paraphernalia such as sodium bicarbonate and polythene wrappings were recovered for further investigation, in addition to various quantities of Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Molly, and Loud seized from her home and drug bunks.
While five of her employees who cook, cut, package, and distribute drugs were discovered in her house on Favour Street, Otukutu, Effurun Warri, four of her associates were apprehended at her drug bunks in other parts of town during raids by NDLEA Strike Force officers assisted by the military.
The drug baroness has been under investigation for several weeks after being identified as a major distributor of illegal drugs in South South state. Bridget transforms Cocaine into Crack Cocaine for local distribution and consumption in drug dens.
Sodium bicarbonate, the main adulterant and recipe for making crack cocaine, as well as transparent nylon used to wrap the finished product, were among the paraphernalia recovered from her home.
Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), Chairman/CEO of NDLEA, commended all officers and men involved in the processes leading up to the eventual execution of the operation plan. He also thanked the military for their unwavering support for the Agency.