NDLEA announces seizure of 24,311kg of heroin, codeine in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the seizure of 24,311 kilograms of heroin and codeine at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, made this announcement in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, Arizona and Colorado variants of cannabis were also confiscated in the raid by operatives of the NDLEA.

Some suspects were also arrested in the operations.

“In a series of sting operations between Saturday 4th Sept and Monday 6th Sept, in different parts of Lagos, four suspects were arrested including Mrs. Bello Kafayat Ayo who was picked from Shino Street, Palmgrove Area of the state,” the statement reads partly.

“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.

“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.

“In Edo State, a total of 1,425.2 kilograms of compressed blocks of cannabis sativa were seized in a raid on Aviosi outskirt, close to Uzebba, Owan West LGA, on Monday 6th Sept, while on the same day one Yahaya Mamman was nabbed along Zaria-Danja Road, Kaduna with 10.3kg Tramadol and 60.5kg Exol-6.

“The previous day, Thursday 5th Sept, one ThankGod Danladi was arrested at Tudun Wada Area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital with 44.2kg of cannabis.”

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