NDLEA intercepts Cocaine, Cannabis being smuggled to Australia, China, Qatar


One of the suspects

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted substantial quantities of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and Cannabis sativa packaged for export to Australia, China, Qatar, Ireland and Thailand through some courier companies in Lagos.

NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday said the feat was achieved by narcotic officers of the  Directorate of Operation and General Investigation, DOGI.

He said while 2.9kg of Methamphetamine in packs of black soup and toner machine heading to Australia and Qatar was intercepted; 600 grams of Cocaine concealed in school certificates and file folders going to Australia and Thailand were equally seized.

Babafemi added that no less than 25.5kg cannabis concealed in packs of Dudu Osun soap and tins of palm fruit extracts (banga) heading to China and Ireland was also seized at a courier company in Lagos.

Meanwhile, 2,293.324 kilogrammes of assorted illicit drugs andN791, 100 were recovered in major raids by operatives in Ogun, Rivers and Enugu state in the past week.

According to Babafemi, in Rivers, operatives on Thursday 24th March raided the notorious Abuja Water Front of Port Harcourt City following information provided by arrested suspects, on their sources of supply.

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He disclosed that three suspects: Larry Samuel; Mark James and Happiness Joseph were arrested at the drug hub with 339.524kg of Cannabis Sativa, Methamphetamine and Tramadol seized and N791, 100 cash recovered from them while another drug dealer in the area Uduak Paul Emmanuel remains at large.

“In Ogun, a 30-year-old lady, Peace Egidigbo, was arrested with 1863kg of Cannabis Sativa in Mowe, Obafemi/Owode LGA on Wednesday 23rd March, while no less than 150 blocks of cannabis weighing 90.800kg were seized from the cargo compartment of a bus owned by a transport company along Orji river via Onitsha express road, Enugu state,” he disclosed.

Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) in his reaction commended the officers and men of NAIA, DOGI, Rivers, Ogun and Enugu Commands of the Agency for their diligence and vigilance.

He charged them to always strive to raise the bar in their operational feats.


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