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NDLEA Recovers Drugged Cakes, Cocaine In Plateau, Enugu States

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau state capital where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis Sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726 kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances.

This is contained in a press statement by the Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters Abuja Mr Femi Babafemi issued on Monday.

The statement said, “Some of the drug joints raided include KNL Lounge located along Lamingo road and another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low-Cost estate, as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis.”

The statement noted that, “Beside 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.”

The Plateau Commander NDLEA Ibrahim Braji disclosed that “five persons have so far been arrested in connection to the seized drugs.”

In the same vein, the Enugu State Command of the Agency also 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.

More Arrest

The state Commander of NDLEA, Abdul Abdullahi said “The Command remains committed to unravelling other members of the drug cartel in the state.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Niger State Command of the Agency have 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.

He was arrested in Gidan Kwano within the vicinity of the university.

According to the state Commander of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe, “Abel uses the inner pages of his textbooks to conceal the drugs within the campus to sell. Two other traffickers, Yahaya Joshua and Yahaya Audu were arrested the previous day along Mokwa-Jebba road with 32kilogrammes of cannabis Sativa.”

The Chief Executive of NDLEA, Mohamed Buba Marwa in his reaction, commended the Plateau, Enugu and Niger Commands of the Agency for disrupting the activities of drug cartels in their respective states.

He charged them to remain relentless in pursuit of the Agency’s mandate to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.

Source: Voice of Nigeria