Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested 59-year-old Bridget Oghenekevwe Emeka for allegedly cooking and distributing Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine and other illicit substances.
The NDLEA described the drug baroness as the backbone of a major cartel distributing drugs in Delta.
This is contained in a statement made available to the media, by the NDLEA spokesman, Mr. Femi Babafemi.
He said “no fewer than nine of her staff and associates were arrested on sunda along with her 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.
Apart from various quantities of Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Molly, and Loud seized from her home and drug bunks; the statements says, a pump action gun, 15 cartridges, documents, two cars, mobile phones, drug paraphernalia such as sodium bicarbonate and polythene wrappings were also recovered for further investigation.
While five of her staff that cooks, 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.
Mr. Babafemi said, 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.
Reporting by Nosa Aituamen