The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one Abayomi Popoola, a staff member of the Lagos-based law enforcement agency, for allegedly selling various illicit drugs to students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and cultists in Ogun state.
After days of surveillance, the drug dealer who works for the security agency’s Lagos state command was apprehended on Wednesday, June 15, 2021.
Popoola, who had been on the agency’s watchlist, was apprehended with various illicit drugs at his wife’s shop, which he used as a sales point in Abeokuta’s Camp area.
After being trailed to the location at around 8 p.m., NDLEA arrested one of his salesmen, a motorcycle rider known as Ogah, with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.
He was found with 17 bottles of codeine, 22.26 grams of cannabis, and 230.98 grams of tramadol.
Popoola also had 61 flunitrazepam tablets weighing 23.72 grams, 113 molly tablets weighing 48.16 grams, and 43.92 grams of sex drops.
According to Naturenex News, following the arrest of the two suspects, some student union officials from the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle.
The narcotics agents, on the other hand, remained calm and eventually succeeded in taking the suspects into custody after an hours-long standoff.