No fewer than 10 online drug traffickers have been arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Abuja.
A statement by the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi in Abuja, said the arrested suspects include a young lady and her boyfriend as well as eight others who were arrested with different drugs.
He said that the first suspect, a 28-year-old, sold illicit substances through an Instagram account; Ese’sOvenSecret.
Babafemi said a follow-up operation at her residence led to the seizure of 400 grams of Arizona weed, which she uses in baking the brownies.
He said, “Further investigation led to the arrest of one Iyama Patrick, with 450g of Arizona weed.
“Another online drug trafficker, Peter Nkejika was arrested on Monday 24th May 2021, following an arrest of a dispatch rider with some quantity of ‘Loud’, a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis.
“Each portion of loud costs N30, 000 and the rider was caught with 17 portions for delivery.
“Five dispatch riders and a lady, Dolapo Benjamin, who runs a door-to-door distribution of drug-based edibles was arrested while six dispatch motorcycles involved in door-to-door drug distribution were seized.
“Also seized from them were assorted drugs; cocaine, crack, ecstasy, skunk, brownies and loud, which is the most sought-after cannabis in town.”