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NDLEA Busts Online Drug Trafficking Cartel, Arrests Five Suspects

Online drug trafficking cartel that sells drugged cookies, cakes, brownies and all sorts of illicit substances have been arrested.

The suspects who sells the substances to residents of Abuja and beyond, using the cyber space as its platform were arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

The Operatives arrested the five members of the organized drug criminal group during sting operations carried out between Friday 7th May and Saturday 8th May, 2021.

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The operation was carried out by officers of the FCT Command of the Agency during which different brands of illicit drugs were recovered from them.

The agency identified the suspects as Queen Nvene, Collins Ozoemena, Samson Peter, Chika Nvene, and Habila Musa.

It was gathered that the group specializes in clandestine production of drug based cookies, brownies and other edibles; markets and sells same online, through their Twitter and Instagram handles.

They also market and sell all types of marijuana; Arizona, Colorado and Loud, among other illicit drugs, online.

While Queen Nvene, a graduate of Business Administration, produces drug cookies and brownies and sells same on Instagram, Collins Ozoemena sells all types of illicit drugs, especially Loud and skunk online.

Samson Peter on the other hand, is the manager of SK express courier company, who manages motorcycles and dispatch riders to deliver illicit drugs from Collins and drugged edibles (cookies, cakes and brownies) from Queen and Chika, both sisters.

Members of the cartel operate from different locations within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, but operate as a network.

The arrest was confirmed in a statement by Femi Babafemi, Director of Mediaand Advocacy of the agency.

He said:

“Their arrest followed online orders of drug-based edibles by undercover agents.

“Supplies of brownies and cookies were delivered and received from different SK Express dispatch riders at various times by narcotic operatives before the final sting operation”.

Substances seized from Queen include; 55 pieces of drugged cookies and brownies; 1.3 kilogrammes of skunk used as ingredient for making cookies and brownies, while 0.9 grammes of ecstasy, popularly called molley, 300 grammes of skunk, and 200 grammes of Loud were recovered from Collins.

Also, 300 grammes of skunk were seized from Chika. Other items recovered from the syndicate include: a dispatch motorcycle, various equipment for producing cookies and brownies, 10 telephone handsets and two laptops used for online drug trafficking transactions.

Under interrogation, the suspects confessed to have a large platform of customers who order for drugs and drug based cookies, brownies and edibles, on daily basis for parties and ceremonies, in and outside Abuja.

They said they use the manager of SK Express courier company to deliver their products through motorcycle riders and power bikers popularly called droppers.

They further claimed they have been in the business for over three years.


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