Dubai Bound Illicit Drugs Hidden In  Tomato Paste, Used Clothes Intercepted At Lagos Airport



Illicit drugs identified to be skunk, concealed in tins of tomato paste and methamphetamine hidden in used clothes, meant for exportation to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law  Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  in Lagos, New Nigerian Newspapers has learnt.

Our correspondent gathered that the skunk in the tomato pastes consignment weighing 20.00 kilograms was intercepted on Friday 8th September at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja, while the meth shipment with a gross weight of 1.60kg was seized at a courier company in Lagos.

The Director, Media and Advocacy of the anti-narcotic agency, Femi Babafemi made the disclosure in a statement made available to journalists today.

Babafemi explained that another consignment of 556 grams of Canadian Loud sent from Canada to one Tunji Adebayo in Ikorodu, Lagos was also intercepted by NDLEA officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI, attached to courier firms.

He said though Adebayo was not home when operatives visited his house at 52, Aina Atoloye street, Ikorodu, he however directed his younger brother to sign for the package on his behalf. 

The NDLEA spokesperson hinted that the said younger brother was promptly arrested.

In a related development, no fewer than 399 pieces of improvised explosive devices were recovered by NDLEA operatives from one Asana Oluwagbenga Leke, 39, along Mokwa-Jebba road on Thursday 7th September.

According to Babafemi, the suspect in his statement said the explosives were handed to him at a park in Ibadan to be delivered to someone in Kaduna.

Babafemi added that the suspect and exhibits have since been transferred to the military authorities in Niger state.


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