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NDLEA Shuts Down Drug Syndicate, Arrests 2 Undergraduates

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By Ibironke Ariyo

The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 300-level student Rhoda Agboje and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, in Abuja for allegedly selling drug-soaked cookies to school children.

NDLEA Media and Advocacy Director Femi Babafemi said this in a statement Tuesday, with the two suspects specializing in the production and sale of cookies containing drugs to unsuspecting members of the public.

Babafemi said agency agents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also launched a manhunt for another union member involved in producing cookies with Arizona.

He described cookies as a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis, alcohol, and rohypnol, among other ingredients.

According to Babafemi, their cover was blown off after Agboje’s arrest with four pieces of cookies on Sunday.

He explained that Agboje was arrested in a cooperative estate, across from Gaduwa Estate in Abuja, on the basis of a complaint that she had fed an unsuspecting girl cookies.

“After eating the cookies, the girl lost her mind and could not sleep, making inconsistent statements due to the effects of the cookies.

“During questioning, the main suspect, Rhoda, confessed that she bakes the cookies with a friend and sells each pack of three pieces to N1,500.

“A follow-up operation at her boyfriend’s house recovered more than 200 pieces of drug cookies,” Babafemi said.

He said during the investigation, the suspect confessed to selling at parties and to unsuspecting members of the public, including school children who were most vulnerable.

He also said the suspect confessed to supplying some CTF supermarkets and clubs.

Meanwhile, the NDLEA President, the retired Brig.-General. Buba Marwa, congratulated the officers of the FCT command for dismantling the union.

Marwa said what the union was doing was not only criminal but also “unacceptable in deliberately luring school children into drugs under the guise of selling them biscuits or biscuits.”

“I want to draw parents’ attention to this sneaky new strategy to make kids addicted to drug cookies and urge them to stay alert while watching what their wards bring home from school or eat as a snack.” (NOPE)

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