NDLEA uncovers Cannabis in cereal packs, Tramadol at MMIA
Two suspected drug traffickers have been arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in connection with the export of cannabis sativa and tramadol at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company, SAHCO at the Lagos international airport.
In a statement, the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi says, the suspects Audu Muhammed was arrested at the SAHCO export shed on Saturday 5th March with 1.550kg cannabis concealed in golden morn cereal packs meant for Dubai, UAE, two days earlier Thursday 3rd March, Olalekan Wasiu Ayinde was also arrested at the export shed with 4,980 capsules of Tramadol; 600 capsules of Rohypnol and some designer drugs concealed inside locust beans and hidden among food items for export to South Africa.
Meanwhile, a principal suspect in the importation of 451,807 Captagon tablets weighing 79.119kg in September, 2021 at Apapa Seaport Lagos, Nwoku Princewill Uche, 36, has been taken into custody after six months on the run.
According to Mr. Babafemi says, the drug known as ‘Jihadist drug’, consignment was the first ever recorded seizure of Captagon in West and Central African Sub-Region.
The suspect, he said, claimed to have met the person who gave him the job on LinkedIn while he was paid N5m to clear the container. He then used a third party bank account to process the Form M for the clearing of the illicit consignment.