The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a statement on Tuesday by its Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi has confirmed the arrest of a wanted drug baroness, 59 years old Bridget Oghenekevwe Emeka, a.k.a Mama, at her palatial home in Delta state, where she cooks and distributes crack cocaine, methamphetamine and other illicit substances.
Madam Bridget was said to be the backbone of a major drug cartel, distributing drugs in Delta state, and in other adjourning states before she was nabbed last Sunday.
Babafemi revealed that, no fewer than nine (9) of her staff, and associates, were arrested along with her in a coordinated and simultaneous operations carried out at her expansive residence in Delta state.
Her drug bunks, where she accommodates drug users, and sells illicit substances were also raided.
Spokesman Babafemi also said, “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 such as sodium bicarbonate and polythene wrappings were also recovered from her residence.
Madam Bridget’s Residence and Business Factory Where She was Arrested
Babafemi, again disclosed that, “while five (5) of her staff that cook, cut, package and distribute the drugs were found in her house located at Favour Street, Otukutu, Effurun Warri, four (4) of her associates were equally arrested at her drug bunks in other parts of the town during the raids by NDLEA’s Strike Force officers, supported by the military.”
‘Mama’ and One of Her Boys
According to Femi Babafemi, the drug baroness has been under surveillance for weeks, after her identification as a major distributor of illicit drugs in the South South region has been established.
He said, “Mama as she is popularly called, cooks cocaine into crack cocaine for local distribution and consumption in drug joints.
“Paraphernalia for making crack recovered from Mama Bridget’s house include sodium bicarbonate, which is the main adulterant and recipe for making crack cocaine, as well as transparent nylon used in wrappingthe finished product.”
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has commended the officers and other security agencies involved in the operations leading to the eventual arrest of the drug baroness.