The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has nabbed Arnold Maniru, a 22-year-old youth corps member in Abuja, for allegedly importing four kilograms of drugged candies from the United Kingdom.
This was made know by Spokesman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Femi Babafemi in a statement.
The suspect who is serving with a government agency in Abuja was arrested on Saturday 28th August, 2021 following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.
A controlled delivery of the parcel, which contains the candies laced with Arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid, was subsequently carried out.
Operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos have also intercepted 1.2kg of cannabis concealed inside locally made cookies going to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 920 grams of cocaine hidden inside synthetic hair heading to Saudi Arabia.
Another 1.08kg of cannabis concealed in spray cans going to Pakistan and 625 grams of methamphetamine hidden in clothing heading to Australia were also seized.
Babafemi said that operatives across the states have intensified arrests of traffickers and seizures of illicit drugs.
He said a total of 384.7 kilograms of assorted narcotics being transported to the nation’s capital, Abuja for sale were intercepted and seized at patrol points in Lokoja, Kogi State on Monday 30th August and Thursday 2nd September, 2021.
Babafemi also disclosed that a truck with registration number Plateau AA 462 QAP, driven by a 50-year-old Danlami Dodo, coming from Onitsha, Anambra, with Abuja, FCT as its destination, was intercepted at a patrol point in Lokoja.
According to him: “Upon a search, the following psychoactive substances were discovered packed in sacks and cartons:
“1,975 bottles of Cough Syrup with Codeine weighing 282kg; 199 packets of Exol-5 tablets weighing 75.4kg; 250 packets of Diazepam tablets weighing 15.4kg; Cannabis Sativa weighing 5.9kg; and 1 packet of Ketamine injection, all weighing 378.7kilograms.”