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Six persons selling cookies, zobo mixed with cannabis arrested in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided a relaxation centre in Abuja, arresting six persons.

In a statement, the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi said , following credible intelligence, operatives raided the centre, popularly called garden, at Wuse Zone 5 behind Shoprite, and arrested the six for selling drugs, cookies and noodles.

Mr Babafemi said the operatives initially encountered a lady, Rachael Famiyesun, 29, who was dealing in drugs and cookies, and promptly arrested her alongside her salesgirl, Stella Sunday, 20.
The two women were also caught selling bottles of black currant drink, popularly called Zobo, prepared with cannabis.

According to him, another business operator in the garden, Moses Obi, 30, was also arrested with his salesgirl, Aisha Abdulrahman, 19, for selling indomie noodles prepared with cannabis.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, raided a relaxation centre in Abuja for selling drug cookies and noodles

A barman, Ahonye Jonah, 31, an employee of the owner of the garden, was equally detained along with one of their customers, 38-year-old Ngozi Justina Emelogu.

Two days earlier, officers of the FCT command of the Agency raided the Zuba Yam Market, where a drug dealer, Haruna Hassan was arrested with 19.3 kilograms of cannabis.

Meanwhile, narcotics officers have foiled attempts by drug traffickers to export 1.53 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside hair cream to London, and another 880 grams of cocaine concealed inside synthetic hair to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as well as 3 grams of cocaine and 5 grams of cannabis headed for Cyprus, packed inside locally made shoes through two major courier companies in Lagos.

Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor