NDLEA intercepts 40 parcels of cocaine worth N32 bn in Lagos

…Arrests 2 drug traffickers

Two suspected drug traffickers have been arrested and 40 parcels of cocaine weighing 43.11 kilogrammes, estimated at more than N32 billion, intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA).

The anti-drug agency disclosed that the seizure was made by its Tin-Can Island Command, in Lagos on Monday.

According to the agency, the consignment containing the illicit drug was put under surveillance by operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command for some days until two clearing agents showed up on Monday, February 8, 2021 to clear them.

The suspected traffickers were immediately arrested while the banned substances were confiscated.

In a related development, the NDLEA”s Kogi State Command, said it has recovered illicit drugs worth over N3 billion naira in the State.

The Kogi State Commander of NDLEA, Mr. Alfred Adewumi disclosed this while briefing journalists on Monday in Lokoja.

Adewumi stated that the total weight of the illicit drug exhibit recovered within the period of January 1, 2020 to December, 2020 stands at 313,368.759 kg and worth over N3 billion.

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