Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the NAHCO export shed of the airport has arrested a pregnant woman, Mrs. Sylvester Gloria Onome for drug trafficking.
This was after 800grams of skunk concealed in two small radio sets were discovered she was sending to Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
Spokesman of the Agency, Babafemi Femi said revealed in a statement that the drugs were intercepted on Monday 28th January 2023 alongside consignment going to Congo Kinshasa.
He explained that the exhibits containing 111 bottles of body cream, were used to conceal 24.50kgs of ephedrine, a chemical precursor and active ingredient to produce methamphetamine.
“The cargo was later traced to a trader at Alaba trade fair complex, Ojo area of Lagos, Onyekachukwu Uduekwelu after the initial arrest of two freight agents”, according to the NDLEA’s spokesman.
Elsewhere at 37 Obashola street, Ijesha area of Lagos State, NDLEA, burst another housewife, Mrs. Okpara Chizoba Victoria
She was nabbed on Friday 27th January 2023, following the seizure of 300grams of skunk hidden in a bag of crayfish she was sending to Dubai, UAE through a freight agent.
In the same vein, the NDLEA operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the airport on Thursday 26th January 2023, intercepted a sack of new clothes going to Sierra Leone.
During a thorough search of the consignment, a parcel of white crystalline substance that tested positive to methamphetamine with a gross weight of 1kg, as well as 300grams of skunk and 100grams ecstasy (MDMA) were recovered.
Similarly, a freight agent, Mfonabasi Victor Joseph was already arrested in connection with the seizure.
In Gombe State, operatives of NDLEA arrested a 40-year-old Secondary school teacher, Sani Isah.
He was arrested by operatives at a house in Jekadefari area of Gombe on Thursday 2nd January 2023, for dealing in new psychoactive substance, Akuskura.
A total of 2,198 bottles of the substance concealed in six bags were recovered from him while he claimed to have started the illicit business since 2018″, the Agency said in the statement