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Again, NDLEA discovers cakes laced with drugs, cocaine in Plateau eateries

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have recovered freshly baked cakes made with cannabis Sativa in raids in Plateau State.

Earlier the Agency arrested a 300-level student, Rhoda Agboje and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, in Abuja for allegedly selling cookies laced with drugs to school children.

Both suspects specialised in producing and selling drug-laced cookies to unsuspecting members of the public.

Similarly, the Agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Monday disclosed that besides the drugged cakes recovered from the three eateries, psychotropic substances were also seized.

“14kg of Barcadin Codeine; Flunitrazepam 355.5grammes; Tramadol 370.1 grams; Exol-5, 30kg; Diazepam 2.5kg and Pentazocine 1.5 kg, totalling 48.726kg were seized,” he said.

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He quoted the Plateau State Commander, Ibrahim Braji, as saying that five persons were arrested in connection to the seized drugs.

Earlier on the Enugu State command raided the Nsukka axis in the state capital and arrested a 28-year-old lady, Oodo Ndidiamaka, with 80.23grammes of cocaine and 3.81grammes of methamphetamine.

Mr Babafemi quoted the state Commander of the NDLEA, Abdul Abdullahi, as saying that the command remained committed to unraveling other members of the drug cartel in the state.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Niger state command of the Agency also arrested a 24-year-old student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Abel Godwin-Idio.

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The spokesman confirmed that the suspect was arrested on Friday, April 30  for selling two strong variants of cannabis, Arizona and loud, within the vicinity of the university.

He quoted the state Commander of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe, as saying that Abel used 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,” he added.

The Chairman, NDLEA, Buba Marwa, commended the Plateau, Enugu and Niger Commands for disrupting the activities of drug cartels in their respective states.

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Mr Marwa charged them to remain resolute in the pursuit of the Agency’s mandate to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.


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