The National Drug Law enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it ministry has seized over 24, 311 kilograms of heroine, Arizona, Colorado and different types of Illegal drugs in September in Lagos.
This was made known in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi.
Femi also disclosed that a 40ft container carrying 22,590 kilograms of Barcadin Codeine syrup was seized on Monday, September 6, at the Tincan Seaport upon an intelligence report received from International partners on the container since May, 2021
A part of the statement reads,
“The container was also found to include 4,020.03kg of analgesic tablets and 47 cartons of insulated hot pots used to conceal the illicit drugs, all imported from India. Equally, on Friday, September 10, a consignment of Colorado weighing 17.5kg and hidden inside a Grand Caravan Dodge vehicle shipped in a 40ft container from Montreal, Canada, was also intercepted and seized at the Tincan port,”
The Director hinted that between September 4 and 6, in different parts of Lagos, four suspects has been arrested including Mrs. Bello Kafayat Ayo and Idewo Raimi a 27-year-old dispatch rider, who does door-to-door delivery for her.
The statement also revealed that there were also arrests made in other states like a 20-year-old known as Bee Okoro who was arrested in Abuja for producing and selling drugged candies and cookies.
In Edo State, a total of 1,425.2 kilograms of compressed blocks of cannabis sativa were seized in a raid on Aviosi outskirt, close to Uzebba, Owan West LGA, on Monday, September 6.