NDLEA intercepts U.K, Dubai-bound drugs




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National Drug Enforcement Agency () has intercepted 550grammes of cannabis and 50grammes of Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.


Mr Femi Babafemi, ’s Director of Media and Advocacy, said this in a Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said that concealed in six jerry cans of local herbal mixtures called Gabo were seized at Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc. export shed.

He said that the were detected during outward clearance of going to Dubai and Mr Babatunde Bakare was arrested alongside the items.

The director of media said that operatives of the command also intercepted a 4.3 kilogrammes of skunk imported from Canada.

He said that the package which came Ethiopian Airline, was concealed in nine packs of cereals.

He also said that July 6, operatives of the MMIA command conducted a follow-up operation at Gate 2, Ladipo Oluwole Street, opposite Guinness Bottling Company, Ikeja.


Babafemi said that Mr Animashaun Kabiru was apprehended for questioning over a bag containing bitter cola which was brought for export to the .K.


“When the bag of bitter kola was searched, it was discovered that the bitter kola was mixed with some wraps of a substance suspected to be illicit drug.

“A total of 36 wraps of the suspected substance later tested for cocaine weighing 600 grammes,” he said.

Babafemi also said that an Uber driver, Mr Lawal Rasheed, was arrested on June 8 in connection with the seizure of a cocaine consignment, had been let off the hook.

According to him, Rasheed’s release followed cooperation that led to the arrest of the real owner of the drug, Mr Egbo Maduka.

He said that Maduka in accepted ownership of the consignment and absolved Rasheed of any complicity.

The spokesperson quoted the agency’s Chairman, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd.) as commending the officers and men of the MMIA command for the series of seizures and arrests in the past weeks.

Marwa urged them not to rest on oars, adding “we must all remain fully prepared and proactive at all times if we have to battle this scourge to a standstill.

(NAN)