A fake police officer and a soldier suspected to also be fake were among 663 drug traffickers and users arrested when operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) raided notorious drug joints in Lagos, Abuja, Benue and other parts of the country, IgbereTV reports.
In the raids which led to the seizure of assorted illicit drugs weighing over 153, 256.876 kilograms, a youth corps member was also arrested.
According to a statement on Sunday by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the drugs seized were destroyed afterward.
He disclosed that in Lagos, the notorious drug haven, Akala in the Mushin area of the state was on Friday 15th October raided by a combined team of 70 NDLEA operatives and 30 soldiers in a joint operation code-named ‘ Operation Still Waters.’
No less than 27 suspects were arrested while various drugs such as Cocaine, Heroin, Tramadol, Rohypnol and Cannabis, with a cumulative weight of 2,463.876 Kg were seized.
A day earlier, operatives also raided drug joints in Ojo and Maryland areas of the state where six persons were arrested and different quantities of drugs seized.