NDLEA Records Another Multi-million Drug Burst

*Intercepts 24,311KG Of Heroin, Codeine In Lagos
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have recorded another impressive haul of illicit drugs. The haul, including over 24, 311kg of heroin, codeine, Arizona and Colorado variants of cannabis, were intercepted both the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos.
NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy for NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, noted that development is coming barely a week after the agency announced the interception of another big catch valued at N6bn.
According to him, operatives of the agency made the first catch at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA II when they intercepted two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg cannabis, both of which were from South Africa.
The interception was followed by a string of sting operations in several locations in Lagos between September 4 and 6 2021.
In the course of one of such operations, anti narcotics agents arrested four suspects, including Mrs. Bello Kafayat Ayo, a resident of Shyllon Street Palm Grove, for sundry illicit drug offenses.
Yet, anti narcotic agents made another burst at the Tin Can Sea Port where they intercepted a 40ft container loaded with 22,590 kilograms of Barcadin Codeine syrup. The burst followed the receipt of credible Intel from the agency’s international partners with which the agency kept a close tab on the container since May, 2021.
“At the Tincan seaport, Apapa, narcotic officers intercepted a 40ft container loaded with 22,590 kilograms of Barcadin Codeine syrup on Monday 6th September following intelligence received from international partners on the container since May 2021. The container was also found to include 4,020.03kg of analgesic tablets and 47 cartons of insulated hot pots used to conceal the illicit drugs, all imported from India. Equally, on Friday 10th Sept, a consignment of Colorado weighing 17.5kg and hidden inside a Grand Caravan Dodge Vehicle shipped in a 40ft container from Montreal, Canada, was also intercepted and seized at the Tincan port.”
Babafemi also disclosed that NDLEA agents arrested a 20-year-old graduate, Miss Bee Okoro, in Abuja for producing and selling drugged candies and cookies. She was arrested alongside one Idewo Raimi, a 27-year-old dispatch rider, who was in charge of door-to-door delivery of the product.
“The suspects who were arrested at Garki Area 11 on Friday 10th Sept, with a number of their drugged products and 400grams of Loud and Arizona, confessed they have been in the drug business for over a year.
According to Babafemi, NDLEA has seized about N100bn worth of drugs in the country within eight months

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