Seven arrested as NDLEA intercepts illicit dr¥gs concealed in deep freezers and cooking gas cylinders

Operatives of the National Dr¥g Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a consignment of 11.90 kilograms of h£roin and 500grams of skunk concealed in deep freezers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The deep freezers were part of a cargo that arrived from South Africa on Tuesday, March 7, onboard Ethiopian airline via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, March 12, said the Agency’s sniffer dogs were deployed to locate where the illicit dr¥gs were hidden in the cargo and in no time, they identified the cartons packed in the deep freezers.

“A total of four suspects that played active roles in the movement of the dr¥gs and a truck driver have been arrested so far in connection with the seizure. They include: Dairo Quam; Oluwaseun Ogunmene; Adeleke Abdulrasaq; Bamidele Adewale and Oluwafemi Ogunmeru,” he said.

In the same vein, Femi disclosed operatives of the agency on Thursday, March 9, intercepted a commercial Toyota Camry Salon car along Ilase-Akoko road, Idiroko with 34 compressed jumbo size wraps of imported skunk weighing 17kg and concealed in two cooking gas cylinders.

“Two suspects in the car, Benjamin Ajose, 48, and Oluwatobiloba Ajayi, 37, were arrested,” he added.

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