The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State has intercepted baked cakes made with cannabis sativa on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
NDLEA Commander, Mrs Josephine Obi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan.
According to her “We also arrested a delivery man who was in possession of a birthday cake infused with 1.2kg of Cannabis Sativa.
“The continuous attempt by illicit drug traffickers to outwit anti-drug agency through evil creativity is increasing at an alarming rate in different states of the country.
“The emergence of clandestine production of drugged cookies or cakes among the youths is at an alarming rate as this was uncovered by some state commands of the NDLEA in the country.
“The cookies or cakes were baked with Arizona weed, a highly psychoactive variant of the marijuana family, rohypnol and alcohol among other ingredients such as yeast, butter, flour, sugar, milk and chocolates.
“The product is already in supermarkets, clubs and schools, making children the most vulnerable.”
The state commander said that illicit drug traffickers were getting more creative to beat NDLEA’s operational dragnet.
Obi identified public disregard and lack of awareness of the awful consequences of drug abuse as reasons for the unrestricted access to illicit drugs and psychotropic substances among the youths.
“The way people have been disregarding the drug problem and epidemic in our society has made youths to embrace it even more. It is not surprising that the youths keep on finding new ways and means to use and trafficked hard drugs,” she said.