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NYSC member caught importing drugged candies from UK

The corps member is serving with a government agency in Abuja.

• September 5, 2021
NDLEA Officers

Arnold Maniru, a 22-year-old National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in a government agency in Abuja, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for importing four kilograms of drugged candies from the UK.

In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, NDLEAs director of media and advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said the corps member got arrested on August 28, following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.

Mr Babafemi said the NDLEA carried out a controlled delivery of the parcels, which revealed the candies laced with arizona – a strong variant of cannabis – and some liquid.

Also, operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos have intercepted 1.2kg of cannabis, concealed inside locally made cookies going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The NDLEA spokesperson said that 920grams of cocaine hidden inside synthetic hair heading to Saudi Arabia got intercepted in Lagos.

“Another 1.08kg cannabis, concealed in spray cans going to Pakistan and 625 grams of methamphetamine, hidden in clothing heading to Australia were also seized,” he said.

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