Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Monday they have uncovered freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa and 48.726 kilogrmmes of assorted psychotropic substances in some eateries during a raid in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The NDLEA in a statement by its Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said some of the drug joints raided include KNL Lounge located along Lamingo Road and another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low Cost Estate as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis.
The agency added that besides the drugged cakes called brownie uncovered 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.
The Plateau Commander, Ibrahim Braji, disclosed that five persons have so far been arrested in connection with the seized drugs.
In the same vein, Enugu state Command of the agency at the weekend raided the Nsukka axis of the state capital where a 28-year-old lady, Odo Ndidiamaka, was arrested with 80.23grammes of cocaine and 3.81grammes of methamphetamine.
The state Commander of NDLEA, Abdul Abdullahi, said 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 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.
The state Commander of the Agency, Haruna Kwetishe said, “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 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.