NDLEA warns parents on youths hiding illicit drugs in fancy bottles

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has advised parents to be watchful and look for little, fancy bottles in their children’s pockets or purses.

This was made known in a statement shared on X (formerly Twitter) by the agency’s spokesperson  Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, November, 19.

He revealed that the bottles are allegedly being used to package a drug called Loud/Colos, which is popular among young people in Lagos’ affluent neighborhoods of Lekki, Ikoyi, and Victoria Island. He also mentioned that the drug is sold for a high price, with each bottle costing about 15,000 Naira.

“Heads up to parents. Please watch out for these fanciful small bottles in the bags/pockets of your kids. They’re now being used to package Loud/Colos for our youths, especially those in the Lekki/Ikoyi/VI axis of Lagos. Each goes for 15k. #ndlea_nigeria already making arrests & seizures, “he stated.


Fatimah Quadri is a Journalist and a Fact-checker at The ICIR. She has written news articles, fact-checks, explainers, and media literacy in an effort to combat information disinformation.
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