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NDLEA Intercepts Over 100 Parcel Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport (photos)

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday intercepted over hundred raps of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.

The agency confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday through it’s Media Director, Femi Babafemi, Naija News reports.

The parcels of the hard drugs according to reports, were concealed in eight children’s duvets.

The drugs were reportedly imported by a 52-year-old Brazilian returnee, Akudirinwa Hilary Uchenna.

The suspect who hails from Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, was nabbed on Saturday 9th April at the D-Arrival Hall.

He is said to have just returned to Nigeria from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha aboard a Qatar Airline flight.

Uchenna, who claimed to be a carpenter, confessed he was to be paid N5million after successfully delivering the consignment in Lagos.

In the same development, pellets of skunk concealed in detergent containers were 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 an Ethiopian Airline flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ezekwesili hails from Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

In another operation, the agency said it apprehended a 24-year-old drug dealer Christian John in Edo State.

The suspect was nabbed in Egbeta, Ovia North-East LGA for selling assorted illicit drugs, Naija News understands.

They were stuffed in drugged Milo beverages, cannabis sativa, swinol and tramadol tablets.

In Zamfara State, one Chibuzor Uba, 30, was caught on Friday 8th April with 1,955 ampules of pentazocine at Kaura Namoda.

A cross-border drug trafficker, Stanley Chibuzor, 21, was on Friday 8th April nabbed by officers of the Marine Unit of NDLEA stationed at Oron beach, Oron, Akwa Ibom state.

The native of Ihiala, Anambra State, was nabbed with 11,190 tablets of Tramadol during the outward clearance of passengers travelling to Cameroon.

NDLEA confirmed also the apprehension of another drug dealer in Ondo State,

The suspect, Oluwaseun Agboola, 25, reportedly produces skuchies.

He was arrested on Thursday 7th April, at his Igoba, Second Gate, Akure residence.

About 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 on Saturday 9th April led to the seizure of 746.25 kilograms of cannabis.

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