A female lawyer based in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Ebikpolade Helen has been arrested in Anambra State for the production and distribution of ‘skuchies,’ a local drink manufactured using cannabis, opioids and blackcurrant.

CITY LAWYER gathered that twelve bottles of the prepared drink and 5kg of cannabis were allegedly recovered from her Lekki, Lagos residence by the NDLEA.

Other operations carried out across the country also led to the arrest of a Lagos resident Abubakar Shuaibu caught with 86 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup and an Ondo resident Abubakar Zayanu Gyambar found with 262 jumbo bags of skunk, among others.

A 19-year-old student, Benjamin Nnamani Daberechi, was also apprehended with 7.2kg of mathamphetamine by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

The consignment was concealed in a bag of crayfish with the intention to export the products to Europe, where Daberechi was headed for his undergraduate studies.

“The teenage suspect was intercepted on Wednesday 12th July, during an outward clearance of passengers on Turkish Airlines flight TK 0624.

“While being interviewed by operatives, Daberechi claimed he was a student on his way to Cyprus for studies, but upon a thorough search of his luggage, he was found in possession of 7.2kg of whitish substance neatly concealed inside a sack of crayfish. A field test of the substance however proved positive to Methamphetamine,” Babafemi noted.

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