The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) announced on Tuesday that it had intercepted packages of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and cannabis Sativa shipped to the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Australia, the Maldives and New Zealand.
According to a statement from the agency’s director, media and advocacy, Femi Babafemi, the infamous trafficker Sikiru Owolabi, who is behind at least two shipments, was found and arrested after days of thorough and systematic surveillance by NDLEA operators.
“Undercover narcotics agents linked to two international courier companies in Lagos have been seized,” the statement added.
Babafemi added that suspect Owolabi, who gave useful confessions during interrogation, was found after one kilogram of cocaine hidden in cream containers and destined for Dublin in Northern Ireland was intercepted at one of the courier companies in Lagos.
“This was followed by the discovery of another 200 grams of cocaine destined for London, United Kingdom, in the same courier company.
“In another covert operation at another courier company in Lagos, 320 grams of heroin hidden in earrings coming from Congo and going to Australia were seized, just as another 390 grams of cocaine hidden in men’s clothing and going to a Northern Irish company were intercepted.” , the statement added.
Also, 500 grams of cannabis sativa hidden in car parts that went to New Zealand were seized in one of the courier companies, and 200 grams of methamphetamine was hidden in the prize board and went to New Zealand, and another 200 grams of methamphetamine was hidden in the book. in the Maldives, the agency intercepted them equally.
Efforts are under way to find and arrest other traffickers behind other unaccompanied illegal drugs packed in packages for shipment to Europe.
NDLEA Chairman / CEO Mohammed Buba Marwa in response praised the people and police officers involved in the operations to thwart attempts by drug barons and smugglers to smuggle illegal drugs overseas via an unaccompanied package.