Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a wanted suspected drug baroness, Bridget Oghenekevwe Emeka, aka mama, for allegedly masterminding the making and distribution of crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and other illicit substances.
She was arrested alongside nine of her staff and associates on Sunday, May 15, at her palatial mansion and drug bunks. She accommodates drug users and sells illicit substances, and others in parts of Warri, Delta State.
NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Tuesday, May 17, said the the 59-year-old drug baroness has been under surveillance for weeks after her identification as a major distributor of illicit drugs in the South-South state.
“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 polytene wrappings were also recovered for further investigation.
While five of her staff who cook, 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.
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,” the statement reads.