By Nafisat Opakojo Opeyemi
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has deflected 40 parcels of cocaine weighing 43.11kg, with an estimated street value of over N32 billion at the Tincan Port, Lagos.
The Commander, Tincan Port command, NDLEA, Mr Sumaila Ethan disclosed this in a statement by the Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema in Abuja.
He stated that the agency had continued its offensive action against drug barons and cartels in Nigeria with the latest seizure in recent times.
He said that the consignment containing the illicit drug was put under surveillance by operatives of the Tincan Command of the NDLEA for some days until two clearing agents appered on Feb. 8, to clear the consignment
The commander said, the two clearing agents have been promptly arrested and the consignment, which was brought into Nigeria from Brazil on board a vessel marked MV SPAR SCORPIO, properly searched.
“After the search, 40 compressed parcels were discovered, which after laboratory investigations, tested positive to cocaine.
“The two clearing agents have been put behind the bars while further investigation continues”.
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