Sniffer dogs, used by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have detected three consignments of heroin hidden inside balls and woollen carpets, the agency said on Saturday.
The heroin, which was imported from Pakistan, and was to be cleared
at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Shed, Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Southwest, Nigeria, has a total weight
of 29.260 kilogrammes, NDLEA said.
rug consignment of 14 kilogrammes came as cargo on KLM flight while the
other two consignments of balls weighing 10.230kg and 5.030kg were
imported on Saudi Arabia Airline. The estimated street value of the drug
is N351 million,” said Mitchell Ofoyeju, the NDLEA’s spokesperson.
Ofoyeju did not say when and where the goods were seized.
According to the Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, the goods were abandoned by the importers on the sea shore.
“The drug was factory packed in the cartons containing the balls. The
rug concealment was also factory packed because we had to tear and loose all seals to recover the drugs. Four rugs were found to contain heroin.
So far, no arrest has been made but the cases are under investigation,”
Umar was quoted as saying.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade has vowed to
incapacitate drug trafficking syndicates in the country through counter
“Every drug seizure is important to us because of the value of the
drugs and the fact that every seizure made advances to the anti-drug
campaign. This seizure is important to the country because the damage,
the drug would have caused; wouldn't be quantified to the Drug trafficking cartels
may be sophisticated in drug concealment, but the seizures are
indicators of Nigeria’s counter efforts. We will not relent in
protecting the country from the activities of drug traffickers,” Giade
was quoted as saying.
The NDLEA boss said his men will scuttle any plans of drug barons and stop them from using Nigeria for drug trafficking.
NDLEA said investigation is on-going.
ChiboyChuks Opinion: NDLEA thumbs up... I wish you guys will keep strong and not relent in protecting Nigeria's image to the outer world. Nice Job once more (NDLEA)