LAGOS—DRUG peddlers in and around Lagos ports have said that police officers, clearing agents and officials of security agencies are among those who buy illicit drugs like Tramadol, Colorado and Loud from them regularly.
It was gathered that clearing agents, Customs personnel, Police officers and other port users are the most regular patrons of drug peddlers’ dens around the ports’ environment.
Despite the clearance of shacks and shanties around the port areas, there are still drug peddlers transacting their businesses around the shanties at the port gate and its environs.
A peddler at Tin Can Second gate disclosed that a popular hard drug known as “Loud” is sold for as high as between N2,500and N3000 in small nylons, depending on the customer’s order.
“Colorado is sold as high as between N3,000 and N5,000 due to its scarcity and high effect on its users.
However, the drug peddlers specifically alleged that their customers include clearing agents, some Customs, Police, military personnel, LASTMA officers and other port users.
They said the security officers do send their boys without uniforms to purchase some of these hard drugs from them.
He also informed that they also do delivery of the hard drugs based on orders at agreed designated places.
One of them said: “Our major customers are the clearing agents who come around in the evenings to chill and enjoy themselves after the day’s work.”