Narcotic officers foil attempts to export cocaine, cannabis, raid Abuja gardens
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have foiled attempts by drug traffickers to export 1.53 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside hair cream to London.
Another 880 grams of cocaine concealed inside synthetic hair to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and 3 grams of cocaine and 5grms of cannabis to Cyprus were also foiled packed inside locally made shoes through two major courier companies in Lagos by narcotic officers attached to the firms.
In a related development, operatives of Agency, also raided a relaxation centre, popularly called garden in Abuja and arrested six persons for selling drug cookies and noodles.
In a statement, the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi says, following credible intelligence, operatives raided the garden at Wuse Zone 5 behind Shoprite, where a lady Rachael Famiyesun, 29, who deals in drug cookies was arrested along with her salesgirl, Stella Sunday, 20.
Beside the cookies, they were also caught selling bottles of black currant drink popularly called Zobo prepared with cannabis.
According to him, another business operator in the garden, Moses Obi, 30, was also arrested with his salesgirl, Aisha Abdulrahman, 19, for selling indomie noodles prepared with cannabis.
A barman, Ahonye Jonah, 31, who works with the owner of the garden, was equally arrested while one of their customers, 38-year-old Ngozi Justina Emelogu was also picked during the raid on Wednesday 19th Jan.
Two days earlier, officers of the FCT command of the Agency equally raided the Zuba Yam Market, where a drug dealer, Haruna Hassan was arrested with 19.3kg cannabis.