Dadda Lorenzo Harvy Albert, 34-year-old South American man from Suriname, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement agency (NDLEA) for reportedly snuggling 117 parcels of cocaine into Nigeria.
Suriname, located in the North Eastern coast of South America on 2nd April for Sao Paulo, Brazil and from Sao Paulo to Nigeria on Friday 7th April, 2023 on board Qatar Airways flight in search of his long-lost Nigerian father whom he called “Omini.”
The illicit substance, was concealed in extra-large latex condoms factory packed inside bottles of 100ml body spray from his Country, Suriname.
Femi Babafeni, the spokesman of NDLEA, in a statement on Sunday said, Dadda, at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
During the raid, NDLEA officers at Tincan seaport in Lagos have intercepted 110 parcels of Colorado, a strain of cannabis, weighing 55kg hidden in a container marked MSCU 4972769 from Toronto via Montreal, Canada.
The illicit consignment was allegedly discovered in the container bearing five units of used vehicles, during a joint examination of the cargo by NDLEA and other port stakeholders.
The seizure, according to the agency, was part of a total of 1,559.3 kilograms (1.5 tons) of the psychoactive substance seized during interdiction operations in five states in the past week.
Two suspects: Nura Ibrahim, 40, and Habibu Sadiq, 38, were arrested with 120 blocks of cannabis weighing 148.7kg on Zaria-Kano road, Kano on Sunday 2nd April, not less than 418.5kg of the same substance and a sienna space bus used in conveying it.
The illicit substance were recovered on Thursday 6th April at a notorious drug hub, Patey, Lagos Island. A suspect, Azi Solomon was arrested same day at Ojota garage while attempting to move 23kg cannabis sativa to another State.
Also, NDLEA agents also nabbed two suspects: Abubakar Abdulahi and Stanley Tobias were arrested on Friday 7th April with 108,000 tablets of tramadol at Oyingbo motor park in Lagos mainland.