NDLEA seizes skunks concealed in soap, hair attachments at Lagos airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have seized 3.20kg skunk concealed in native black soap in Lagos State.

The consignment heading to the United Kingdom was intercepted at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday 7th June.

A statement by the spokesman of the Agency, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, said a freight agent involved in the attempt to export the illicit drug, Olowokudejo Oladele Tonyi have been arrested.

Besides, the Agency also intercepted 3,000 pills of Tramadol 225mg which were concealed inside women hair attachments to Monrovia, Liberia, by a cargo agent.

The freight agent, identified Akinwale Taiwo Bolutife, was arrested by NDLEA operatives during the outward clearance of passengers at departure gate of terminal 2 of the Lagos airport.

In the meantime, the anti narcotic agency, have uncovered a secret laboratory producing deadly illicit substance, Methamphetamine.

The consignments were found in a residential area in Ikeja Lagos State where already packaged sachets of the drug and various precursor chemicals used in the production were recovered.

The statement also revealed that the clandestine laboratory located at No. 4 Bode Oluwo Street, Mende, Maryland Ikeja was stormed by anti-narcotics officers of the Agency on Tuesday 6th June after credible intelligence and surveillance confirmed the illicit substance was being produced in the duplex building.

At the end of the search, Babafemi disclosed that one kilogram of already produced and packaged methamphetamine, quantities of precursor chemicals and other items used for the production of the deadly drug were recovered from the house while efforts are on to apprehend the fleeing owner of the house.

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Similarly, men of the anti narcotic attached to Lagos State Command arrested two suspects: Wasiu Saliu and Afolabi Banjo with 247 kilograms of skunk at Oyingbo area of the State on the previous day, Monday 5th June, 2023.

Tijani Damilola was nabbed at Isheri with 12.5 litres of skuchies and 98kg of cannabis sativa belonging to a fleeing suspect recovered at Akerele area of Agege just as 12.5kg of the same substance was seized from Adebowale Babatunde after his arrest at Mushin on Thursday 8th June, 2023.


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