19th June, 2022
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized drugs hidden in cornflakes packs and body cream container at the Lagos Airport being exported to Malaysia and Australia.
Two people were arrested in connection with the drugs.
A statement issued by NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said attempts by the drug traffickers to export parcels of Methamphetamine popularly called Mkpuru Mmiri locally concealed in Cornflakes packs and body cream containers to Malaysia and Australia was foiled foiled by operatives of the agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and a courier company in Lagos.
He said as a result, two freight agents; Nneji Anoma And Etoh Barnabas involved in the bid to export nine parcels of Methamphetamine weighing 1.45kg hidden in packs of cornflakes to Malaysia through the NAHCO export shed of the MMIA on Wednesday 15th June 2022 had been arrested.
He added that another consignment of 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg packaged as Tramaking containing 500,000 tablets with a total weight of 407kg and an estimated street value of N200 million had been seized during a joint examination with the Customs at the NCS warehouse.
“The consignment, which had arrived SAHCO import shed since 6th June from India via Ethiopian Airline was eventually transferred to the NDLEA by Customs on Wednesday 15th June.
“The previous day, Tuesday 14th June, a similar joint examination with Customs at the Customs enforcement terminal, Tincan seaport, Lagos led to the seizure of 33 parcels of cannabis indica (Colorado) weighing 16.5kgs. The drug exhibit was recovered from a 40-foot container, TRHU 7874497 containing four vehicles. The cannabis coming from Montreal, Canada was discovered in three out of the four vehicles in the container,” he said.
In the same vein, Babafemi said operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI at the Agency attached to a courier company had intercepted a kilogram of Methamphetamine concealed in body cream containers heading to Australia.