By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Hard drugs suspected to be Methamphetamine weighing 445 grams and cannabis weighing 450 grams have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos, New Nigerian Newspapers has learnt.
The methamphetamine said to be New Zealand bound was said to have been concealed inside USB chargers, while the cannabis sativa going to UAE was hidden inside a local soap container.
Our correspondent learnt that the illicit drugs were recovered at a courier company in Lagos.
Similarly, it was learnt that the operatives seized another substance suspected to be heroin, weighing 125 grams concealed inside academic thesis books.
In the same vein, a 2kg of cannabis sativa hidden inside tractor’s balloon was intercepted at another courier company also in Lagos.
The Director Media & Advocacy of the Agency Femi Babafemi confirmed the report in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday.
It reads, ” Meanwhile, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations (DOGI) of the agency have intercepted 445 grams of Methamphetamine going to New Zealand and concealed inside USB chargers and hair attachments, with another 450 grams of cannabis sativa going to UAE and concealed inside local soap containers at a courier company in Lagos.
In the same vein, 125 grams of heroin concealed inside academic thesis books was seized at another firm while 2kg of cannabis sativa hidden inside tractor’s balloon was intercepted at another courier company also in Lagos.
Following the latest arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the FCT Command of the Agency to immediately embark on stop and search of commercial despatch riders across the nation’s capital city to curb the online drug trafficking trend in the FCT.
He also commended the Commander, Mohammed Malami Sokoto, his officers and men for the recent successes and sustaining the offensive against the latest trend in illicit drug trafficking in the nation’s seat of power.
The NDLEA boss also commended officers and men of DOGI for their vigilance and commitment to work”.