An official statement by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, revealed that the raid by the NDLEA Abuja Command between Friday and Saturday led to the arrest of the culprits who were specialized in selling drugged cakes, cookies, brownies and other substances through social media platforms.
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Following intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on May 2, 2021, over 192kg of cocaine and other psychoactive substances were recovered from the suspects, while the octogenarian, her granddaughter and two other ladies: Tessy Matthew and Blessing Adesida, were arrested.
Narcotics agents with the Federal Capital Territory Command of the NDLEA have also launched a manhunt for another member of the syndicate involved in producing the cookies with Arizona, a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis, alcohol and rohypnol among other ingredients.
This was disclosed in a statement on by the NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.
The directives were contained in the reviewed operations and investigations guidelines to all commands of the agency across the country. He said the order had become imperative in view of the current democratic dispensation in the country and the need to adhere strictly to constitutional provisions regarding arrest and detention of suspects.