NDLEA uncovers packs of codeine and Khat leaves in NAHCO, SAHCO export sheds in MMIA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has arrested one Ms. Ozigbo Joy Nneka at the Nigeria Aviation Handling Company, NAHCO Export Shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos while trying to export packs of codeine tablets weighing 15.15kg to the United Kingdom last Wednesday. 

Giving a breakdown of its activities at the nation’s airports, the Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi says, a day earlier, Tuesday 21st September, narcotic officers at the airport also arrested one Nwajindo Ndubuisi Emmanuel during inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline passengers at the E-arrival hall. 

Some bottles of codeine weighing 5.65kg were recovered from him.

Also at the airport, a total of 150.30kg of khat was seized on Monday 20th Sept after six weeks of placing the consignment, which arrived the Skyway Aviation Handling Company, SAHCO shed on August 2, via Kenyan Airways cargo flight, on surveillance.

Commenting on the recent arrest, Chairman NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigations of the Agency to do all within the law to ensure the property is forfeited to the federal government to serve as deterrence to others who allow their premises to be used for drug dealing.

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