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NDLEA intercepts 24,311kgs of heroin, codeine in fresh drug busts in Lagos



The Nationwide Medicine Regulation Enforcement Company on Sunday mentioned it intercepted 24, 311kgs of heroin and codeine in one other raid on the Murtala Mohammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos State.

In an announcement on Sunday, Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, mentioned Operatives of the Company seized over 24, 311 kilograms of heroin, codeine in addition to Arizona and Colorado variants of hashish in recent drug busts.

The assertion mentioned the primary seizure got here on Friday third September 2021 on the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA the place two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg hashish from South Africa had been intercepted.

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The assertion mentioned, in a collection of sting operations between Saturday 4th Sept and Monday sixth Sept, in numerous components of Lagos, 4 suspects had been arrested together with Mrs. Bello Kafayat Ayo who was picked from Shino Avenue, Palmgroove space of the state.

“On the Tincan seaport, Apapa, narcotic officers intercepted a 40ft container loaded with 22,590 kilograms of Barcadin Codeine syrup on Monday sixth Sept following intelligence obtained from worldwide companions on the container since Might 2021.

“The container was additionally discovered to incorporate 4,020.03kg of analgesic tablets and 47 cartons of insulated scorching pots used to hide the illicit medication, all imported from India.

“Equally, on Friday tenth Sept, a consignment of Colorado weighing 17.5kg and hidden inside a Grand Caravan Dodge automobile shipped in a 40ft container from Montreal, Canada, was additionally intercepted and seized on the Tincan port.” The assertion mentioned

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