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22-year-old NYSC member arrested by NDLEA for importing drugs



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A 22-year-old member of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Arnold Maniru has been apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for shipping in over 4kg of laced candies from the United Kingdom.

The arrest was announced in a statement by the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement released on Monday.

According to the statement, the corps member serving with a government agency in Abuja was apprehended on Saturday, 28th August, 2021

Babafemi added that suspect was apprehended following the interception of a consignment at the warehouse of a transport company.


Maniru was allegedly billed to take delivery of a package containing the candies laced with Arizona, a strong variant of cannabis and some liquid.

The statement said in the same development, operatives attached to courier companies in Lagos have intercepted 1.2kg of cannabis, concealed inside locally made cookies going to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Director Media and Advocacy noted that 920 grams of cocaine hidden inside synthetic hair heading to Saudi Arabia were also obstructed in Lagos.

He said, “Another 1.08kg cannabis, concealed in spray cans and going to Pakistan; and 625 grams of methamphetamine, hidden in clothing heading to Australia, were also seized.”

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