Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted consignments of cocaine and meth at the Lagos and Abuja airports.
According to the NDLEA, the illicit drugs seized included cocaine, methamphetamine and its precursor chemical, ephedrine.
As disclosed by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement he issued on Sunday, February 19, the drugs were on their way to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Cyprus through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
“At least, three traders at the Trade Fair Complex in the Ojo area of Lagos – Nwudele Basil Christopher, Chiedu Ezenwani Francis, and Donatus Nwojiji – have been arrested in connection with attempts to export 52.10 kilograms of ephedrine, a precursor chemical and active ingredient for the production of methamphetamine, concealed in bunches of fishing threads and packed among other items in jumbo sacks that were intercepted at the SAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport on Sunday 31st January and Monday 1st February.
NDLEA intercepts Europe-bound cocaine, meth at Lagos, Abuja airports