Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested a 22-year-old youth corps member, Arnold Maniru, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), for importing four kilogrammes of drugged candies from the United Kingdom.
The operatives also intercepted cookies laced with drugs going to the United Arab Emirates in Lagos.
Disclosing this on Sunday, September 5, 2021, the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said that the youth corps member serving with a government agency in Abuja was arrested on Saturday, August 28, following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.
According to Babafemi, controlled delivery of the parcel containing the candies laced with Arizona, a strong variant of cannabis, and some liquid, was subsequently carried out.
In the same vein, operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos intercepted 1.2 kilogrammes of cannabis concealed inside locally-made cookies going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as well as 920 grammes of cocaine hidden inside synthetic hair, heading to Saudi Arabia.
Another 1.08 kg cannabis concealed in spray cans going to Pakistan and 625 grammes of methamphetamine hidden in clothing heading to Australia were also seized.
The operatives also intensified arrests of traffickers and seizures of illicit drugs across the states, where they intercepted and seized a total of 384.7 kilogrammes of assorted narcotics at patrol points in Lokoja, Kogi State on Monday, August 30 and Thursday, September 2, while being transported to the nation’s capital, Abuja, for sale.
A 50-year-old man, Danlami Dodo, coming from Onitsha, Anambra State, with Abuja as a destination, was also intercepted in a truck with registration number Plateau AA 462 QAP at a patrol point in Lokoja.
Babafemi stated further that when the truck was searched, psychoactive substances, including 1,975 bottles of cough syrup with codeine weighing 282 kilogrammes, 199 packets of Exol-5 tablets weighing 75.4 kilogrammes; 250 packets of Diazepam tablets weighing 15.4 kilogrammes; Cannabis Sativa weighing 5.9 kilogrammes and a packet of Ketamine injection, all weighing 378.7 kilogrammes, were discovered packed in sacks and cartons.