Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a fake police officer, a soldier, and other 663 suspected drug traffickers and users during raids on various notorious drug joints in Lagos and other parts of the country.
The NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, also confirmed the arrest of a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and seizure of illicit drugs weighing 153,256.876 kg. According to Babafemi, the NDLEA operatives and soldiers raided the notorious drug haven at Akala in the Mushin area of Lagos State on October 15 and arrested 27 suspects.
He added that various drugs such as cocaine, heroin, tramadol, Rohypnol, and cannabis weighing 2,463.876 kg were seized during the raid. The operatives also arrested six persons during a raid at drug joints in Ojo and Maryland areas of the state while different quantities of the drugs were also seized.
This followed another raid on Alhaji Lasisi Street in Idi-Oro, Mushin as well as Okota in the Oshodi-Isolo area of the state during which 12 suspects were arrested and over 165 kg of assorted illicit drugs recovered.
“Narcotic officers in a joint operation with soldiers raided Lafia park in Benue State where six suspects including a youth corps member, Paul Ndubuisi were arrested with different quantities of drugs. This followed the arrest of a suspected fake soldier, Abel John along Apir- Makurdi-Aliade road with 3.5kg cannabis on Wednesday 13th October.” The spokesman said.
he also stated that a suspected fake Assistant Superintendent of Police, Joshua Yusuf, who claimed to be serving in Kano, was arrested along Gwagwalada expressway while conveying 45.5 kg of cannabis to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA operatives intercepted one Williams Esuabom along Ore- Shagamu expressway with 562.5kg Cannabis being conveyed in a Toyota Sienna bus.