JUST IN: NDLEA seals eateries selling ‘Cannabis Cakes’ in Plateau

JUST IN: NDLEA seals eateries selling ‘Cannabis Cakes’ in Plateau

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency announced on Monday that it raided some eateries in Jos, Plateau state capital, where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances.

This was contained in a statement made available to WuzupNigeria by NDLEA Director of Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on Monday.

While disclosing that five persons have been arrested in connection with the crime, Babafemi stated that some of the drug joints raided included "KNL Lounge located along Lamingo road and another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low Cost estate, as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis."

"Beside the drugged cakes called brownie recovered from the three eateries, psychotropic substances also seized from there include: Barcadin Codeine 14kg; Flunitrazapem 355.5grammes and Tramadol 370.1 grammes.

"Others were Exol-5, 30kg; Diazepam 2.5kg and Pentazocine 1.5 kg totalling 48.726kg," he said.

The media director also disclosed that two other traffickers, Yahaya Joshua and Yahaya Audu, were arrested the previous day along Mokwa-Jebba road with 32kilogrammes of cannabis sativa.

While applauding the operatives for making the agency proud, NDLEA Plateau Commander, Ibrahim Braji also confirmed that five persons have so far been arrested in connection to the seized drugs.

Reacting to the arrest, Chairman of the agency, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) commended the Plateau Commands or disrupting the activities of drug cartels in their respective states.

He charged them to remain relentless in pursuit of the agency's mandate to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.