A serving officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been arrested for selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun state.
A statement made available on Sunday by NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi said that the officer, who served in the Lagos state command, was arrested on Wednesday, June 15.
He said this was after days of surveillance on his wife’s shop used as his sales point in the camp area of Abeokuta.
According to Mr Babafemi, one of his salesmen, a motorcycle rider, was trailed to the location at about 8:00 p.m. and arrested with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.
“This was before the principal suspect, who has been on the agency’s watch list, was nabbed with different illicit drugs.”
He gave the breakdown of the substances as codeine -17 bottles; Cannabis – 22.26 grams; tramadol 230 tablets – 98grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam – 23.72grams; 113 tablets of molly – 48.16grams and sex drops – 43.92grams.
“After the arrest of the two suspects, some student union officials of the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle.
“The narcotic agents, however, restrained themselves and after hours of the standoff, succeeded in moving the suspects to custody,” he said.
In the same vein, Mr Babafemi said that another drug dealer was arrested by operatives of the Oyo state command of the agency at General area, Ilorin, Kwara.
He said a parcel containing cocaine and heroin that weighed 10.5grams and 4.8grams, respectively was intercepted on June 13.
“The following day, two ladies, aged 40 and 39 respectively, were arrested at Total Garden, Ibadan when NDLEA operatives acting on a tip-off intercepted their car.
“The two women were arrested with seven bags of cannabis weighing 77.23kg brought in from Ogbese, Ondo State, to supply a man they simply identified as Alhaji.
“According to them, they had earlier supplied the same Alhaji two bags before coming with the seven bags they were caught with,” he said.
Mr Babafemi said that operatives of the Oyo state command also raided the residence of another Alhaji at Elebu area, Akala expressway, Oluyole LGA, Ibadan, on Friday, June 18.
He said that the operatives of the command recovered 43 ampoules of methylphenidate.
In another development, the spokesman said that a drug trafficker was arrested at the Panteka area of Kaduna State on June 17, with 211.5kg of skunk, heading to Kano state.
He also said that a Nigerian returning from Pakistan was arrested by NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos.
He said that the suspect was with five pellets of heroin weighing 250grams discovered in his anus, adding that he was nabbed at the ‘D’ arrival hall of the airport on June 14, on a Turkish airline flight from Pakistan with the illicit drug inserted in his anus.