NDLEA ‘ll go after supermarkets, confectionaries selling drug cookies, others – Marwa

April 24, 2021
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 Chairman/ Chief Executive of the Na­tional Drug Law Enforcement Agen­cy, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has warned own­ers/operators of supermarkets and confectionaries to rid their stores of drug cookies, biscuits and other prod­ucts laced with illicit substances.

He gave the warning while receiv­ing further briefing on follow up op­erations from the Commander, FCT Command of the Agency, Mohammed Malami Sokoto over the arrest of a 300-level university student, Rhoda Agboje and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, both of who specialise in producing and selling drug cookies to schoolchildren, clubs and supermar­kets in Abuja.

According to the NDLEA boss, “as part of our preventive measures, we’ll henceforth go after supermar­kets, clubs, confectionaries and other outlets and their owners, selling drug cookies, biscuits, cakes and other prod­ucts laced with illicit substances under whatever guise.

“We’ll not shy away from hitting their production spots, supply and sales outlets before getting into the hands of innocent schoolchildren, unsuspecting members of the public and even our vulnerable young men and women. We won’t rest on this un­til we chase them out of this criminal business. This is why I want to seize this opportunity to warn owners and operators of supermarkets, clubs and other sales outlets to clean their stores of these illicit substances before we get to them,” Gen. Marwa stated.

The Abuja drug cookies are pack­aged in designed paper wraps under the name “Function” with its motto as “function right with every bite.” At the back of the package is a quote the suspects attribute to God to justify their illicit trade; “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seeds, which is upon the face of all the earth, and ev­ery tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.”

Narcotics agents with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Command of the NDLEA had last weekend uncov­ered a syndicate involved in produc­ing the cookies with Arizona, a high­ly psychoactive variant of cannabis; alcohol and rohypnol among other ingredients.

Their lid was blown open following the arrest of Rhoda Agboje with four pieces of the drug cookies on Sunday, 18th April 2021. She was arrested at the NNPC Cooperative estate, oppo­site Gaduwa estate in Abuja based on a complaint that she gave an un­suspecting young girl the cookies to eat. After eating the drug cookies, the girl lost her mind and could not sleep, making incoherent utterances due to the effects of the cookies.

Under interrogation, the prime suspect, Rhoda confessed she prepares the cookies with a friend and sells each pack of three pieces at N1, 500. A fol­low-up operation in her boyfriend’s house led to the recovery of over 200 pieces of the drug cookies. The suspect also said she supplies some supermar­kets and clubs in the FCT.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo-Yamusa III, has asked the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to come to the aid of his emirate by taking over a rehabilita­tion centre being constructed in Keffi through community efforts.

The monarch made the plea when he paid a courtesy visit with other leaders of his emirate to the Chair­man/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Gen. Marwa on Thursday at the Agen­cy’s headquarters in Abuja.

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