NDLEA seizes 26kg cocaine, largest in 15 years

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it seized cocaine and heroin worth N30 billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), in Lagos.

It said the drugs were allegedly seized from a 33-year-old lady, Onyejegbu Ifesinachi Jennifer, who arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The NDLEA said the seizure weighed 26.840 kilograms, the biggest single seizure from an individual in the past 15 years. It added that the drugs were seized after she was searched in line with NDLEA protocol profiling passengers “from high risk countries.”

The agency said it also arrested one Abubakar Aliyu, one Emmanuel Iyke Aniebonam and one Onwurah Kelvin over a consignment containing hard drugs.

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