At least five persons have been arrested as operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
During the operation, freshly baked cakes made with Cannabis Sativa and 48.726 kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances were recovered.
A statement by the NDLEA Director of Media and Publicity, Femi Babafemi, said some of the drug joints raided included KNL Lounge located along Lamingo Road, another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low Cost Estate, as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis.
He said, “Beside the drugged cakes called brownie recovered from the three eateries, psychotropic substances also seized from there included Barcadin Codeine 14kg; Flunitrazapem 355.5 grammes; Tramadol 370.1 grammes; Exol-5, 30kg; Diazepam 2.5kg and Pentazocine 1.5 kg, totalling 48.726kg.”
The Plateau State Commander of NDLEA, Ibrahim Braji, said 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 raided the Nsukka axis of the state capital where a 28-year-old lady, Oodo Ndidiamaka, was arrested with 80.23 grammes of cocaine and 3.81 grammes of methamphetamine.
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 NDLEA 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.”
While stating that Abel was arrested on Friday, April 30, 2021, he said two other traffickers, Yahaya Joshua and Yahaya Audu, were arrested the previous day along Mokwa-Jebba Road with 32 kilogrammes of Cannabis Sativa.
Chairman/Chief Executive 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.
He charged them to remain relentless in pursuit of the agency’s mandate to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.