NDLEA Arrests Drug Suspects in Enugu, Plateau and Niger States
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau state capital where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances.
NDLEA Director of Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Monday, said besides the drugged cakes called brownie recovered from the three eateries, psychotropic substances also seized from there include: Barcadin Codeine 14kg; Flunitrazapem 355.5grammes; Tramadol 370.1 grammes; Exol-5, 30kg; Diazepam 2.5kg and Pentazocine 1.5 kg, totalling 48.726kg.
Babafemi said the Plateau Commander, Ibrahim Braji disclosed that five persons have so far been arrested in connection to the seized drugs.
The NDLEA spokesman also disclosed that the Enugu State Command of the Agency equally at the weekend raided the Nsukka axis of the state capital where a 28-year-old lady, Oodo Ndidiamaka was arrested with 80.23grammes of cocaine and 3.81grammes of methamphetamine. According to him, the state Commander of NDLEA, Abdul Abdullahi said the Command remains committed to unravelling other members of the drug cartel in the state.
In Niger state Command Babafemi said the Agency also arrested a 24-year-old 400-level student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Abel Godwin Idio for selling two strong variants of cannabis, Arizona and loud, concealed in textbooks within the vicinity of the university.
State Commander of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe said, Abel uses the inner pages of his textbooks to conceal the drugs within the campus to sell.
Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) in his reaction, commended the Plateau, Enugu and Niger Commands of the Agency for disrupting the activities of drug cartels in their respective states.