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JUST IN; Security personnel arrested for selling drugs to students, cultists

An operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) identified as Popoola Abayomi, has been apprehended for allegedly selling some illegal drugs to some Students of a Federal University and cultists in Ogun State.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday.

Babafemi said that the drug dealer was apprehended on Wednesday, June 15, 2021, after days of surveillance on the suspects wife’s shop which was used as his sales point in the camp area of Abeokuta.

According to Mr Babafemi, one of his salesmen, a motorcycle rider, was trailed to the shop at about 8:00 p.m. and was arrested with 6 pinches of Colorado, weighing up to 1.17grams.

“This was before the principal suspect, who has been on the agency’s watch list, was nabbed with different illicit drugs, “he added.


He gave the breakdown of the substances that were recovered from the suspect. They include; codeine -17 bottles; Cannabis – 22.26 grams; tramadol 230 tablets – 98grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam – 23.72grams; 113 tablets of molly – 48.16grams and sex drops – 43.92grams.

“After the arrest of the two suspects, some student union officials of the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle.”

“The narcotic agents, however, restrained themselves and after hours of the standoff, succeeded in moving the suspects to custody,” he said.

He said that the suspects are currently in detention and that investigations is still ongoing, adding that the agency is working tirelessly to get drugs barons off the streets.

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