26th September, 2021
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized 3,300kg of drugs at the Lagos Airport and in a hotel at the Federal Capital Territory, as well as other places.
Part of the drugs were uncovered in a hotel in Abuja where drugs are sold and young ladies camped for commercial sex.
NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement, said at least, four persons; three ladies and a man were arrested when the drug joint, JAT Suites, located at 30 Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2 was raided and some quantity of Rohynol and paraphernalia for smoking crack cocaine were recovered on Wednesday 22nd September, 2021.
He said investigations revealed that the hotel is operated without requisite approvals in a high profile neighborhood and patronised by call girls while the bar serves as the spot to smoke and sell drugs to the young girls and their customers.
Babafemi said Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the FCT Command and the Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigations of the Agency to do all within the law to ensure the property is forfeited to the federal government to serve as deterrence to others who allow their premises to be used for drug dealing.
In the same vein, he disclosed that one Ms. Ozigbo Joy Nneka had been arrested at NAHCO Export Shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos while trying to export packs of codeine tablets weighing 15.15kg to the United Kingdom last Wednesday.
He added that a day earlier, Tuesday 21st September, narcotic officers at the airport also arrested one Nwajindo Ndubuisi Emmanuel during inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline passengers at the E-arrival hall. Some bottles of codeine weighing 5.65kg were recovered from him.
“Also at the airport, a total of 150.30kg of khat was seized on Monday 20th Sept after six weeks of placing the consignment, which arrived SAHCO shed on August 2, via Kenyan Airways cargo flight, on surveillance,” he said.