Sherifat Kehinde Lawal with 5,862 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs including loud and codeine.
In a press statement by the Agency’s Director Media and Advocacy Mr.
Femi Babafemi, he said the arrests followed “credible intelligence and follow up surveillance on illicit drug dealing in Osho, Gambari, and Beecroft Streets, Patey Area of Lagos Island.
“Other members of the cartel operating in the axis however mobilised hoodlums who attacked the operatives with stones, bottles and guns in a bid to prevent the officers from arresting other kingpins marked for arrest as well as taking the suspects already nabbed and drug exhibits away” the statement read.
The statement added that “the operatives were able to tactically defend themselves, took the suspects and exhibits away.
“Other suspects in custody with Mrs.
Lawal includes: Ahmed Yisau, Solomon Alape; Olayemi Akinola; Salami Qudus, Bakare Rafiu, Rose Samson, Yusuf Rofiat, and Chukwudi Egon.
Reacting to the development, the Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig.
Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the Lagos Command of the Agency for the successful operation.
He warned those being used by drug cartels to obstruct or attack anti-narcotic officers in the course of doing their work to desist or face dire consequences.
NDLEA raids Lagos Island drug den, arrests drug kingpin