The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) says it has arrested a 22-year-old National Youth Service Corps member, Arnold Maniru, for allegedly importing four kilograms of drugged candies from the United Kingdom.
The agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Sunday.
Babafemi said that the corps member, serving with a government agency in Abuja, was arrested on Saturday, August 28, following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.
He said that a controlled delivery of the parcel, which contained the candies laced with arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid, were subsequently carried out.
Also, operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos have intercepted 1.2kg of cannabis, concealed inside locally made cookies going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Babafemi said that 920 grams of cocaine hidden inside synthetic hair heading to Saudi Arabia were also intercepted in Lagos.
“Another 1.08kg cannabis, concealed in spray cans and going to Pakistan; and 625 grams of methamphetamine, hidden in clothing heading to Australia, were also seized, ” he added.