Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided some eateries in Jos, Plateau State, where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726kgs of assorted psychotropic substances.
Some of the drug joints raided include KNL Lounge, located along Lamingo road, another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low-Cost Estate, and the Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Avenue, all within Jos metropolis.
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Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that 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.
According to him, the Plateau Commander of the agency, 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, at the weekend, 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 remained committed to unravelling other members of the drug cartel in the state.
Meanwhile, operatives of the Niger State Command of the agency arrested a 24-year-old 400-level student of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Abel Godwin Idio, for selling two strong variants of cannabis, Arizona and loud, concealed in textbooks.
Idio 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, 30 April 2021, two other traffickers; Yahaya Joshua and Yahaya Audu, were arrested the previous day along Mokwa-Jebba road with 32kg of cannabis sativa.