A female lawyer based in the Lekki area of Lagos state has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) for allegedly producing and distributing banned drugs.
The agency in a statement on Sunday said Ebikpolade Helen, specialises in the production and distribution of munchies, a mixture of cannabis, opioids and black currant. She was arrested in a follow up operation in Awka, Anambra state following an earlier seizure of 5kg cannabis and 12 bottles of prepared skuchies in her apartment at Lekki.
Also, the agency revealed that it further arrested a 19-year-old student, Benjamin Nnamani Daberechi for trying to export a 7.2 kilograms of methamphetamine out of the country. They explained that he had sealed the drug in a crayfish case meant for transit to Europe where he was going for undergraduate studies.
The teenager was arrested on Wednesday 12th July, just before he was cleared to take off as a passenger on Turkish Airlines flight TK 0624.
“While being interviewed by operatives, Daberechi claimed he was a student on his way to Cyprus for studies, but upon a thorough search of his luggage, he was found in possession of 7.2kg of whitish substance neatly concealed inside a sack of crayfish.
“A field test of the substance however proved positive to Methamphetamine”, it informed.
Meanwhile, the agency listed other arrests, it had achieved during the week: “In the same vein, operatives of the Tincan Port Command of the Agency on Tuesday 11th July intercepted 116.5kg consignment of Colorado, a strong strain of cannabis concealed in bags hidden in a heap of used vehicles parts on the floor of a container marked FCIU 8459700, bearing three units of used vehicles imported from Toronto, Canada.
“Based on intelligence, the Agency had requested for a 100 percent examination of the container which arrived the TICT terminal of the port on 14th June.
“A joint examination with the Nigeria Customs, DSS and other stakeholders on Tuesday 11th July however led to the discovery of 233 parcels of the illicit substance stashed inside travelling bags on the floor of the container, covered with used vehicles spare parts”, the agency stated.