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NDLEA begins manhunt for drug barons on Lagos Island 

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said it was on the trail of some drug barons and peddlers operating on Lagos Island.

 

This follows the attack on its operatives over the weekend, 

 

It also said it was on the trail of some suspects known as Patey Boys, who attacked its operatives with guns, bottles and stones.

 

The Director of Media and Publicity, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said it has identified those who sponsored the attacks and the drug barons operating in the area, adding that plans are in top gear to apprehend them.

 

Babafemi said: “A number of the suspects escaped during the attack and we are looking for them. They mobilised attack against our men but those in our custody will face charges, upon conclusion of investigations.

 

“We know those who sponsored them, they are wanted drug kingpins.”

 

Some suspected drug peddlers, weekend, attacked officers of the NDLEA, who had gone to arrest a female drug baron.

 

The incident, which took place on Lagos Island, saw the suspects known as Patey Boys attacking the operatives with guns, bottles and stones. 

 

The suspected drug baron (names withheld), was said to have turned the area into a drug haven.

 

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