20-year-old Abuja graduate producing drugged candies, cookies arrested
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a 20-year-old graduate, Miss Bee Okoro, for allegedly producing and selling drugged candies and cookies.
The agency also arrested a dispatch rider, Idewo Raimi, 27, who allegedly handled door-to-door deliveries for Okoro.
The duo were allegedly arrested on Friday, September 10, at the Garki Area 11, Abuja, with a number of drugged products and 400grams of Loud and Arizona,
A spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, who confirmed the arrests in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects confessed that they had been in the drug business for over a year.
He noted that the agency also seized over 24,311 kilogrammes of heroin, codeine as well as Arizona and Colorado variants of cannabis in fresh drug busts at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, and the Tincan Seaport, Apapa, Lagos State.
Babafemi said the first seizure happened on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA, where two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg cannabis from South Africa were intercepted.
He said, “In a series of sting operations between Saturday, September 4 and Monday, September 6, in different parts of Lagos, four suspects were arrested, including Mrs Bello Kafayat Ayo, who was picked from Shiro Street, Palmgroove area of the state.
“At the Tincan seaport, Apapa, narcotic officers intercepted a 40ft container loaded with 22,590kg of Barcadin Codeine syrup on Monday, September 6, following intelligence received from international partners on the container since May 2021.
“The container was also found to include 4,020.03kg of analgesic tablets and 47 cartons of insulated hot pots used to conceal the illicit drugs, all imported from India. Equally, on Friday, September 10, a consignment of Colorado, weighing 17.5kg and hidden inside a Grand Caravan Dodge vehicle, shipped in a 40ft container from Montreal, Canada, was also intercepted and seized at the Tincan port.”
The Chairman and Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Marwa (retd.), commended the commanders, officers and men of the agency for their resilience and bravery.