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Nigeria intercepts UK, Dubai-bound illicit drugs

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NDLEA has intercepted 550 grammes of cannabis and 50 grammes of Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 550 grammes of cannabis and 50 grammes of Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

 

 

NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

 

 

The drugs concealed in six jerry cans of local herbal mixtures called Gabo were seized at Skyway Aviation Handling Company export shed.

 

 

 

The NDLEA detected the drugs during outward clearance of cargo going to Dubai and arrested one Babatunde Bakare.

 

 

The agency also intercepted 4.3 kilogrammes of skunk imported from Canada, revealing that the package which came on Ethiopian Airline was concealed in nine packs of cereals.

 

 

 

 

He also said on July 6, operatives of the MMIA command conducted a follow-up operation at Gate 2, Ladipo Oluwole Street, opposite Guinness Bottling Company, Ikeja.

 

 

According to the statement, the agency arrested one Animashaun Kabiru for questioning over a bag containing bitter cola, which was brought for export to the UK.

 

 

 

 

“When the bag of bitter kola was searched, it was discovered that the bitter kola was mixed with some wraps of a substance suspected to be an illicit drug. A total of 36 wraps of the suspected substance later tested positive for cocaine weighing 600 grammes,” the NDLEA statement

 

 

 

 

According to the anti-narcotic agency, an Uber driver, Lawal Rasheed, arrested on June 8 in connection with the seizure of a cocaine consignment, had been let off the hook.

According to him, Mr Rasheed’s release followed his cooperation that led to the arrest of the real owner of the drug, Egbo Maduka.

He said Mr Maduka, in his statement, accepted ownership of the consignment and absolved Mr Rasheed

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