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NDLEA intercepts 24,311kgs heroin, codeine in fresh drug busts at Lagos ports

Two dockworkers arrested as NDLEA intercepts Colorado, cannabis juice at Lagos ports

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency on Sunday said it intercepted 24, 311kgs of heroin and codeine in another raid at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja and the Tin Can Island port, Apapa, Lagos State.

In a statement on Sunday, Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, said operatives of the agency seized over 24, 311 kilograms of heroin, codeine as well as Arizona and Colorado variants of cannabis in fresh drug busts.

The statement said the first seizure came on Friday 3rd September 2021 at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA where two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg cannabis from South Africa were intercepted.

The statement said, “In a series of sting operations between Saturday 4th Sept and Monday 6th Sept, in different parts of Lagos, four suspects were arrested including Mrs. Bello Kafayat Ayo who was picked from Shino Street, Palmgroove area of the state.

“At the Tin Can Island seaport, Apapa, narcotic officers intercepted a 40ft container loaded with 22,590 kilograms of Barcadin Codeine syrup on Monday 6th Sept following intelligence received from international partners on the container since May 2021.

“The container was also found to include 4,020.03kg of analgesic tablets and 47 cartons of insulated hot pots used to conceal the illicit drugs, all imported from India.

“Equally, on Friday 10th Sept, a consignment of Colorado weighing 17.5kg and hidden inside a Grand Caravan Dodge vehicle shipped in a 40ft container from Montreal, Canada, was also intercepted and seized at the Tin can port.”


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