75kg of Canadian loud seized at Lagos airport
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it seized 75.75kgs of cannabis indica, which came from Montreal, Canada. It was hidden in a container of four used vehicles with the number MSCU 5336680.
Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA spokesman, stated this on Sunday.
The fresh interception comes barely a month after operatives at the Tincan seaport intercepted a consignment of 24.5kgs of cannabis indica, concealed in used vehicles imported from Canada.
Mr Babafemi said the consignment had also been traced to a suspect already in custody in connection with the earlier seizure, Steve Adigwe and his accomplice, Cedrick Maduweke who was still on the run.
Similarly, operatives at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) export shed of the airport on January 26 intercepted a sack of new clothes going to Sierra Leone.
“During a thorough search of the consignment, a parcel of white crystalline substance that tested positive to methamphetamine with a gross weight of 1kg, and 300grams of skunk and 100grams ecstasy were recovered.
“A freight agent, Mfonabasi Victor Joseph, was already arrested in connection with the seizure,” he said m
Also, 255,500 pills of tramadol and diazepam were allegedly recovered from an Italy based suspect, Duru Josephat.
Mr Babafemi said that the suspect concealed the drugs in two of the bags he was travelling with to Milan, Italy on an Ethiopian airline flight.
“He confessed he bought the drugs in Onitsha, Anambra State, and was taking them to Italy to sell,” he said.
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