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NDLEA Arrests Drug Cartel Queen in Taraba



A notorious queen of a drug cartel, Lami Rigima, who is supplying psychoactive substances to traffickers in Taraba has been apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Mr Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA Spokesman, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Babafemi who disclosed that the arrest was made months after Rigima had been on the wanted list, added that the 40-year-old came under the anti-narcotic agency’s searchlight when a number of traffickers arrested in the state in 2021 and early this year fingered her as their supplier.

She was said to be arrested on Monday, April 4, when operatives tracked her to her hideout in Iware village in Ardo Kola Local Government Area of Taraba.


According to the spokesman, the search for Rigima began in October 2021 following the arrest, prosecution and conviction of a 50-year drug dealer, Abdullahi Madaki.

“After serving his brief jail sentence, Madaki returned to the illicit trade with Lami still as his supplier.

“He was, however, rearrested on Feb. 13, while another trafficker, Jamilu Hassan, 20, who is also a member of Lami’s supply chain, was nabbed on February 24,”

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