The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has successfully intercepted a shipment of 3.20kg of skunk that was discreetly concealed in native black soap destined for the United Kingdom.
In an official statement released on Sunday, NDLEA spokesperson Femi Babafemi announced that the drugs were discovered at the export shed of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos on Wednesday. The operation also led to the arrest of a freight agent involved in the illicit drug export.
Furthermore, NDLEA operatives foiled an attempt to transport 3,000 pills of tramadol 225mg, cleverly hidden within women’s hair attachments, to Monrovia, Liberia. NDLEA operatives arrested the clearance of outbound passengers at Terminal 2 of the Lagos airport.
In a separate incident, a suspect was apprehended during a routine stop and search operation at the Vandeikya checkpoint in Benue. The suspect was found in possession of 61,790 tramadol pills on Thursday.
Mr. Babafemi also reported the arrest of another individual in Otuo-Agor, Owan East LGA, Edo State. The suspect was driving a Toyota Camry car with the registration number ABJ 117 MR and was found to be carrying 208kg of cannabis hidden in the vehicle.
On Friday, a 35-year-old man was arrested along the Owerri-Onitsha expressway in Imo State. The NDLEA operatives seized 235 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 23.5 liters and 1,500 pills of tramadol and Swinol from the suspect.
In Ondo State, two suspects were apprehended by NDLEA operatives at B-Ali Junction with 30kg of cannabis in their possession.
During a raid on drug joints in Oke Odowo, Idanre, on June 6, another suspect managed to evade capture but left behind 10.4kg of the same substance seized from their residence.
In Kebbi State, two individuals were arrested on Thursday in Goran Maiyaki, Gwandu LGA, with 5.9kg of cannabis and 3,792 diazepam tablets.
In a separate incident on Friday, an 18-year-old man was detained along the Mararaban Yauri-Kebbi road, carrying 6kg of cannabis and 658 diazepam tablets.
Lastly, in Ife South LGA, Osun State, a suspect possessed 115.9kg of cannabis in Araromi Oke Odo. Additionally, two suspects were apprehended in Gbokuta village within the same LGA on Monday.