NDLEA seizes large consignments of drugs at Lagos airport
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NDLEA seizes large consignments of drugs at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confiscated large consignments of hard drugs at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The Agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, announced this in a statement on Sunday.

Babafemi said the agency also arrested some persons suspected to be behind the drugs deal.

Top on the list of arrests in connection with the seizures is a Nigerian based in Athens, Greece, Iwuozor Chinedu.

According to NDLEA, Chinedu arrived in Nigeria on an Ethiopian airline flight on Friday, Feb. 3.

The team at the tarmac intercepted two bags during a secondary check exercise at the foot of the aircraft.

The team searched the bags in the presence of Chinedu and other aviation stakeholders.

They discovered two big pellets wrapped with foil papers and some sprinkles of pepper in the two bags.

She allegedly used the pellets to construct false walls on the sides of the bags.

“The two parcels contained substances that tested positive for cocaine and heroin weighing 1.30kgs and 900grams respectively.

“During preliminary interview, Chinedu claimed he came to Nigeria three months ago for surgery, which he was not comfortable doing in Athens.

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“He further claimed he was given the bag to deliver in Greece for N2 million,” the agency stated.

Similarly, NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO export shed at the airport on Monday, Jan. 30, arrested a pregnant woman, Mrs Sylvester Gloria Onome.

The operatives discovered 800grams of skunk concealed in two small radio sets she wanted to send to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.

“On the same day, operatives also intercepted a consignment going to Congo Kinshasa.

“The consignment contained 111 bottles of body cream, used to conceal 24.50kgs of ephedrine.

“The cargo was later traced to a trader at Alaba trade fair complex, Ojo area of Lagos, Onyekachukwu Uduekwelu. after the initial arrest of two freight agents.”

Ephedrine is a chemical precursor and active ingredient to produce methamphetamine.

NDLEA operatives aos arrested another housewife, Mrs Okpara Chizoba Victoria, at her residence at 37 Obashola Street, Ijesha area of Lagos.

Operatives arrested Victoria on Friday, Jan.  27 following the seizure of 300 grams of skunk hidden in a bag of crayfish she was sending to Dubai through a freight agent, the statement added.



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