Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Corps member arrested over drugged cake import

 The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 22-year-old National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Arnold Maniru, for allegedly importing four kilogrammes of drugged cookies from the United Kingdom, spokesman Femi Babafemi said in a statement on Sunday.

The Nation

Babafemi said the youth corps member serving with a government agency in Abuja was arrested on August 28 following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.

He said the cakes were laced with Arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid.

The agency’s spokesman also said operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos intercepted 1.2kg of cannabis concealed in locally-made cookies headed for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 920grams of cocaine hidden in synthetic hair headed for Saudi Arabia.

He said another 1.08kg cannabis concealed in spray cans headed for Pakistan and 625grams of methamphetamine hidden in clothing headed for Australia were also seized.

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