NDLEA intercepts consignments of imported illicit drug, arrests 2 in Lagos

NDLEA intercepts consignments of imported illicit drug, arrests 2 in Lagos

NDLEA intercepts consignments of imported illicit drug, arrests 2 in Lagos

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted two consignments of Loud, a strong strain of cannabis, weighing 5,344.1 kilograms in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

The NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

He said: “Based on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives laid ambush for a white truck conveying 50 jumbo bags of the illicit substance weighing 2, 434.1kg along the Epe-Lekki expressway in the early hours of Monday, June 19.

“The truck driver however jumped out of the vehicle and escaped in a security Hilux van escorting the truck, after the anti-narcotics officers successfully demobilized the truck conveying the drug exhibits.

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In the same vein, officers of the Marine Command of the agency the following day, Tuesday, June 20, also acting on intelligence intercepted a boat loaded with the same imported substance weighing 2,910kg around Alfa Beach upon arrival from Ghana.

“Two Ghanaians: Monday Saba, 30, and Hakeem Kwana, 27, found with the consignments were promptly arrested.”

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