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NDLEA arrests drug dealers in Ondo, Edo states

By Tola Gbadamosi

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The Ondo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested a 25-year-old drug baron, Oluwaseun Agboola who cultivates and sells ‘skuchies’ at his residence, in Igoba, Akure in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo state.

The arrest was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Media & Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters e Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi.

He explained that 73 bottles of skuchies, weighing 77kg were recovered in the suspect’s kitchen.

Babafemi, in his statement, explained, that ‘skuchies’ are usually a mixture of Tramadol, Cannabis sativa, Codeine, Black Currant (popularly called Zobo) and water, adding that such substance are dangerous for human consumption.

In a related development in Edo State, a 24-year-old drug dealer, Christian John was also arrested by NDLEA operatives in Egbeta, Ovia North East LGA for selling assorted illicit drugs which include sachets of drugged Milo beverage, cannabis sativa, swinol and tramadol tablets.

While commending officers and men of the Ondo state Command of the Agency for the arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd), charged them and their colleagues across the country to remain focused and abstain from acts capable of compromising or jeopardizing the collective goal of ridding Nigeria of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.

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