NDLEA INTERCEPTS N32 BILLION WORTH OF COCAINE IN LAGOS, CLEARING AGENTS ARRESTED
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted cocaine worth N32billion at the Tincan Port in Lagos.
Eons Intelligence gathered that the contraband weighing 43.11 kg was transported to Nigeria from Brazil on board a vessel named MV SPAR SCORPIO.
Sumaila Ethan, the Commander, Tincan Port Command of the NDLEA disclosed that two clearing agents who showed up on Monday to clear the consignment have been arrested.
“After a thorough search, we discovered 40 compressed parcels, which after laboratory investigations, tested positive for cocaine. The two clearing agents have been taken into custody, while we continue with the investigation. The seizure is no doubt an attestation to the renewed vigour in the operations of the agency," Commander Ethan said.
In recent weeks, the NDLEA has intercepted cocaine traffickers in different parts of the country.
Last week, the drug enforcement agency arrested a man who concealed cocaine in T-shirt stickers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
On January 27, the NDLEA also seized cocaine and heroin worth N30 billion from a 33-year-old woman who arrived in Nigeria from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The seizure weighing 26.840 kilograms is said to be the biggest single seizure from an individual in the past 15 years.