NDLEA seizes 126.95kg of cocaine, hemp

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Abuja, Jan. 23, 2023 – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 126.95kg of cocaine and skunk being brought into the country.

The drugs were intercepted at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and at Tincan Port in Lagos.

Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy at the NDLEA, on Sunday in Abuja, said the drugs were concealed in herbal tea packs and in vehicles imported from Brazil and Canada.

He said that an Ethiopian Airline passenger, Eze Ikenna (42), returning from Brazil through Addis Ababa, was intercepted at the Enugu airport on January 20.

“A search of his two bags revealed 19 big sachets which he claimed to contain herbal tea, but were later found to be cocaine weighing 16.2kg.’’

Babafemi said that the NDLEA operatives attached to Tincan Port, Lagos, also intercepted a container marked TCLU 7799237 from Montreal, Canada, at Sifax Okota Bonded Terminal.

Babafemi said the container, which was seized on January 18, had 110.75kg of hemp in it.

He said that it was concealed in two of the four vehicles in the container. (GBN)

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