NDLEA Come Across Illicit Drugs Worth N2b At Lagos Airport.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted illicit drugs worth over N2 billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos and three suspected traffickers were arrested.
One of the suspects, Aniede Chimezie Bright, was arrested on Sunday, 28th March, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc, with 7.1kg of methamphetamine carefully concealed in food spices and packed in a Swiss polo suitcase. The illicit substance was bound for Spain with street value of over N2 billion.
According to the commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, “Unarguably, the closure of borders occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the surge in the price of these drugs. For instance, the price of meth in Australia had increased from 200 dollars to 600 dollars per gramme due to supply cut, hence the desperation by the traffickers and barons alike.”
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