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NDLEA nabs female lawyer, others with tons of illicit drugs in Lagos

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a female lawyer, Ebikpolade Helen, who specialises in producing and distributing skuchies, a mixture of cannabis, opioids and black currant.

A statement issued by the spokesman of the anti-narcotic agency, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja said the woman lives in the Lekki area of Lagos.

Mr Babafemi said the suspect was arrested in a follow-up operation in Awka, Anambra, following a seizure of 5kg cannabis and 12 bottles of prepared skuchies in her apartment at Lekki.

He also said another suspect, Abubakar Shuaibu, was arrested on July 13 at Cappa, Mushin-Oshodi road, with 86 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup.

Mr Babafemi said the drugs weighing 8.6 litres were in his Toyota bus marked FFA 241YB.

The NDLEA spokesman said two suspects, Razak Ogunbo and Adeola Idowu, were nabbed on July 11 at Ikorodu with 51 litres of skuchies.

He added that 372kg cannabis sativa and 48 bottles of skuchies measuring 48 litres were recovered from the home of a fleeing drug dealer at Akala, Mushin Lagos, on July 12.

“In Ondo state, operatives stormed a building at Ehin-Ala, Akure South LGA, where they arrested one Abubakar Zayanu Gyambar, 28, with 162 jumbo bags of skunk weighing 1,944 kilogrammes.

“Another suspect, Henry Wilson, 50, was nabbed at Ogume town, Ndokwa West LGA, Delta, with the same substance weighing 216.5kg,” he said.



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