NDLEA raids eateries in Plateau, Enugu, recovers drugged cakes, cocaine

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.

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.

Popular

spot_img

More from author

Ndah, Nwakali, Awoniyi promise to make Nigerians proud

Following their 100% record in the group stages of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles have promised to bring joy to...

Super Eagles switch attention to penalties as Round of 16 beckons

Interim Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has revealed that he will be focusing on penalties as his side prepares for the Round of 16...

Buoyant Simon reiterates Super Eagles goal in Cameroon

Nigeria’s standout player at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Moses Simon, has said the primary goal for the Super Eagles at the ongoing...

I’m not under any pressure to play, says Akpeyi

Super Eagles keeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has said he is not under any form of pressure to be in goal for the national team. Speaking after...