Their arrest was effected when the operatives raided a public relaxation garden.
A statement on Sunday by the spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said following credible intelligence, operatives raided the centre at Wuse Zone 5 behind Shoprite, where a lady, Rachael Famiyesun, 29, who dealt in drug cookies, was arrested, alongside her salesgirl, Stella Sunday, 20.
Beside the cookies, they were also caught selling bottles of a black currant drink, popularly called Zobo, prepared with cannabis.
Babafemi said, “Another business operator in the garden, Moses Obi, 30, was also arrested with his salesgirl, Aisha Abdulrahman, 19, for selling noodles prepared with cannabis.
“A barman, Ahonye Jonah, 31, who works with the owner of the garden, was equally arrested, while one of their customers, 38-year-old Ngozi Justina Emelogu, was also picked during the raid on Wednesday, January 19.
“Two days earlier, officers of the FCT command of the agency equally raided the Zuba Yam Market, where a drug dealer, Haruna Hassan, was arrested with 19.3kg cannabis.”
Meanwhile, attempts by drug traffickers to export 1.53 kilogrammes 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 3g of cocaine and 5g of cannabis to Cyprus packed inside locally-made shoes through two major courier companies in Lagos, were foiled by narcotic officers attached to the firms.
In Edo State, operatives on Tuesday, January 18, intercepted a Toyota Camry loaded with 360.4kg cannabis sativa heading for Abuja and arrested the driver, Nurudeen Subaru, 42, in Auchi, in the Etsako West area of the state.
“The following day, the Edo command officers also evacuated 111kg cannabis stored in a bush at Iruekpen, Esan West LGA, while 276 compressed blocks of the same substance weighing 248.4kg were recovered from one Austin Okongwu (aka Igwe), 45, at Agenebode, Etsako East, while moving the drug in a Lexus saloon car with reg. no. ABC 583 MJ,” the statement added.
Also on Wednesday, January 19, a raid on a drug joint in the Edo State capital, Benin, led to the arrest of three suspected drug dealers: Kelly Ogbebor, 38; Daniel Oviawe, 35, and Kelly Kenmakonam, 29, with different quantities of cocaine and heroin allegedly seized from them.
In Plateau State, attempts by 29-year-old Ifeoma Sade, wife of a drug dealer, Ifeanyi Onyeasi, 34, to swallow 12g of cocaine found in their house at Agingi, Rukuba Road, Jos, Plateau State, during an operation, was scuttled by operatives, who retrieved the drug from her throat on Sunday, January 16.
Also recovered from them was a monetary exhibit of N234, 650.
In Adamawa State, on Wednesday, January 19, the long arm of the law caught a suspected drug dealer, Adamu Musa, who had been on the run for nine months.
Also, an ex-convict, Mrs Modinat Lawal, was arrested in Kano State on Wednesday, January 19, with the 22kg cannabis sativa she brought into Nigeria from Benin Republic.
She had earlier been arrested, prosecuted and jailed for the same offence. The Ogun State-born trafficker claimed then that her name was Bola.