*Seizes Srugged Milo Beverage in Edo
*Intercepts Skunk in Detergent Containers at Enugu Airport.
OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted no less than 101 parcels of cocaine concealed in eight children duvets.
The illicit drug, which was brought into the country by 52-year-old Brazilian returnee, Akudirinwa Hilary Uchenna, who hails from Oru East council area of Imo state, was intercepted on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.
Uchenna was arrested at the D-Arrival Hall of the Lagos airport upon his return from Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Doha, aboard Qatar Airline flight, with the 101 parcels of the class ‘A’ drug, with a gross weight of 13.2kg recovered from his only check-in bag.
During preliminary interview, Uchenna, who claimed to be a carpenter, confessed that he was to be paid N5m for trafficking the drug after successfully delivering the consignment in Lagos.
In a related development, big pellets of skunk, concealed in detergent containers, have been intercepted at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu. A 37-year-old South African returnee, Ezekwesili Afamefune, brought in the consignment, weighing 730grams, aboard Ethiopian Airline flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ezekwesili is from Awka south council area of Anambra state.
In Edo state, a 24-year-old drug dealer, Christian John, was arrested by NDLEA operatives in Egbeta, Ovia North East council area, for selling assorted illicit drugs which include sachets of drugged Milo beverage, cannabis sativa, swinol and tramadol tablets, while in Zamfara state, one Chibuzor Uba, 30, was arrested on Friday, April 8, with 1,955 ampules of pentazocine at Kaura Namoda area of Zamfara state.
A cross-border drug trafficker, Stanley Chibuzor, 21, was on Friday, April 8, arrested by officers of the Marine Unit of NDLEA, stationed at Oron beach, Oron, Akwa Ibom state. The suspect, who hails from Ihiala, Anambra state, was nabbed with 11,190 tablets of Tramadol during the outward clearance of passengers traveling to Cameroon.
In Ondo state, a drug dealer, who produces and sells skuchies, Oluwaseun Agboola, 25, was arrested on Thursday, April 7, at his Igoba, Second Gate, Akure, residence, where 73 bottles of skuchies, weighing 77kg, stocked in his kitchen, were recovered. Skuchies are usually a mixture of Tramadol, Cannabis sativa, Codeine, Black Currant, popularly called Zobo, and water.
In Lagos, an early morning raid in the notorious Akala, Mushin area of the state on Saturday, April 9, led to the seizure of 746.25kg of cannabis.