23rd January, 2022
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted London-bound 1.53 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside hair cream.
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
He also disclosed that another 880 grams of cocaine concealed inside synthetic hair being exported to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia by drug traffickers was intercepted at the airport,
Babafemi added that another three grams of cocaine and 5grms of cannabis being exported to Cyprus packed inside locally made shoes through two major courier companies in Lagos have been foiled.
He said the attempts were foiled by narcotic officers attached to courier firms, but he refused to give the name of the firms.
However, the NDLEA spokesman said in Edo state, operatives on Tuesday 18th Jan. intercepted a Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. FKJ 897 DG (LAGOS) loaded with 360.4kg Cannabis sativa heading to Abuja and arrested the driver, Nurudeen Subaru, 42, in Auchi, Etsako West area of the state.
“The following day, the Edo command officers also evacuated 111kg cannabis stored in a bush at Iruekpen, Esan West LGA while 276 compressed blocks of the same substance weighing 248.4kg were recovered from one Austin Okongwu (a.k.a Igwe), 45, at Agenebode, Etsako East while moving the drug in a Lexus saloon car with reg. no. ABC 583 MJ (ABUJA).
“Also on Wednesday 19th Jan., a raid on a drug joint in the Edo state capital, Benin, led to the arrest of three drug dealers: Kelly Ogbebor, 38; Daniel Oviawe, 35, and Kelly Kenmakonam, 29 with different quantities of cocaine and heroin seized from them,” he said.