NDLEA intercepts colourful suitcases full of ill#cit dr¥gs worth N960M

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with the cooperation of other security agencies intercepted a large consignment of Lo¥d, packed in eight colourful suitcases at the Lagos airport on Friday, May 31, 2024.

This was revealed in a signed statement by the agency’s Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

The suitcases contained 320 parcels with a total weight of 164.50kg of the strong psychoactive substance coming from Canada on a KLM flight via Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The consignment estimated to be worth N960,000,000.00, which was brought in by a 40-year-old passenger identified as  Ughenu Nnaife Francis was discovered at the E-arrival hall of the airport by personnel of NDLEA, Customs and others during a joint search operation by the security operatives while the suspect was attempting to smuggle the suitcases out of the hall.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a resident of Germany but travelled to Toronto, Canada to transport the dr¥g to Nigeria. During his interview, he claimed that he was recruited as a mule to convey the dr¥g to Nigeria for an agreed fee of Six Million Naira.


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