The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has detained 663 people in drug den raids across the country, including the renowned Mushin joint in Akala, Lagos.
The agency stated that the operations, which began on Tuesday and included soldiers, resulted in the seizure of various substances weighing a total of 153, 256.876 kg.
Mr Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, made the announcement on Sunday in Abuja.
According to Bababfemi, three impostors claiming to be a youth corps member, a police officer, and a soldier were among the 663 suspects apprehended.
He added that in the recent week, NDLEA agents stormed infamous drug dens in Lagos, Abuja, Benue, and other parts of the country, he said.
According to him, the raid resulted in the discovery of 153, 256.876 kg of illicit substances, which were either burned or seized.
“In Lagos, the notorious drug haven, Akala in Mushin area, was on Friday, Oct. 15, raided by a combined team of 70 NDLEA operatives and 30 soldiers, in a joint operation code-named ‘ Operation Still Waters.’
“Not less than 27 suspects were arrested, while various drugs such as cocaine, Tramadol, Rohypnol and cannabis sativa, 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 (Lagos), where six persons were arrested and different quantities of drugs seized.
“This followed another raid of Alhaji Lasisi street, Idioro, Mushin, as well as Okota in Oshodi-Isolo area during which 12 suspects were arrested and over 165kg of assorted illicit drugs recovered, ” he added.