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NDLEA seizes Italy-bound hard drugs, arrests suspect in Lagos




The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested a Milan, Italy-bound drug trafficking suspect at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on January 11.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, stated on Sunday in Abuja that the suspect, a regular air passenger, was found in possession of substantial quantities of codeine-based syrup and Rohypnol concealed in his luggage.

“A search of the luggage of the suspect led to the seizure of five cartons containing 50 bottles of codeine syrup and 300 tablets of Rohypnol,’’ he stated.

Mr Babafemi added that the following day, January 12, the agency seized a large consignment of “Canadian Loud’’, a strong synthetic strain of Indian hemp, packaged in 324 bags in Lagos.

Operatives arrested a 42-year-old suspect in the Onikan area of Lagos Island in connection with the seizure.

Mr Babafemi stated that the drugs weighed 111.2kg and was being conveyed for distribution by the suspect in an unregistered vehicle.


He added that NDLEA’s War against Drug Abuse campaign was still ongoing in schools, markets, worship and other public spaces across the country.



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