Sep 20, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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NDLEA intercepts 24,311kgs of heroin, codeine in Lagos port

NDLEA spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, who revealed this in a statement made available to Nigeria’s News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, added that the seizure was carried out at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) . , Ikeja, and the Tincan seaport of Apapa in the state of Lagos.

NAN reports that a week ago the NDLEA intercepted N6 billion amphetamine, popularly known as “jihadist”, in a similar operation. Drug “is known in the port of Apapa in Lagos.

Babafemi found that the first seizure took place on Friday 3rd September in the export shed of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) owned by MMIA, which also led to the interception of two shipments with 10,350 kg of heroin and 25.2 kg of cannabis from South Africa.

He stated that in a series of operations between Saturday 4th September and Monday 6th Four suspects were arrested at various locations in Lagos on September 7th.

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According to him, narcotics officials at the Tincan Seaport of Apapa intercepted a 40-foot container on Monday, September 6th, which was loaded with 22,590 kg of barcadin codeine syrup.

“This was followed by a secret since May 2021 service report of international partners about the container.

“The container also contained 4,020.03 kg of pain reliever pills and 47 boxes of insulated hot pots, which were used to hide the illegal drugs, all of which were imported from India.

“A 17.5 kg shipment of Colorado, which was hidden in a 40-foot container from Montreal, Canada, in a Grand Caravan Dodge vehicle, was also confiscated in the port of Tincan,” he said / p>

The statement also states that a 20-year-old graduate, Miss Bee Okoro, was arrested in Abuja for producing and selling drugged sweets and cookies.

Babafemi found that a 27-year-old mail order driver, Idewo Raimi, who was handling door-to-door deliveries for them, was also arrested , arrested in Garki, Area 11, Abuja, with a range of their drug products and 400 grams of Loud and Arizona Meanwhile, a raid on the outskirts of Aviosi near Uzebba, Owan West Council Area, on Monday Jan. September, a total of 1,425.2 kg of compressed cannabis sativa blocks were confiscated in the state of Edo.

Similarly, on Monday, September 6, a Yahaya Mamman with 10.3 kg of tramadol and 60 , 5 kg of Exol-6 along the Zaria-Danja road in the state of Kaduna.

“The day before, Thursday, September 5, thank God Danladi was also with 44.2 kg of cannabis in the Tudun area Wada arrested in Jalingo, capital of Taraba state. 7, arrested a 36-year-old woman, Yusuf Sherifat.

“Sherifat, who recently served a prison sentence after being sentenced by a federal court in Ilorin, was arrested for trafficking in 22 grams of crack coc aine. < / p>

“Her last arrest along the street of the Specialist Hospital, Alagbado, Ilorin, followed an intelligence report that she had resumed crack cocaine sales in the Ilorin metropolis.

” This one Mal, she has developed other ways of delivering drugs on the go to known customers they contact by phone, “he said.

The NDLEA spokesman added that between Wednesday September 1st and Friday, the 9th. 10, resulted in the arrest of nine drug dealers who were seizing various illegal drugs weighing over 150 kg.

“One of them was the interception of a DAF truck carrying 128 kg of psychotropic substances from Onitsha . was loaded, Anambra state, along the Gombe-Yola road, ”he added.

NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig. Gen. General Buba Marwa has meanwhile taken over the commanders, officers and men of the various commandos Praised for their resilience and courage.

He said the series of arrests and seizures across the country further confirmed NDLEA’s zero tolerance for the manufacture, trade and abuse of illegal substances.