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NDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers’ cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport, seizes 2.3million Tramadol tabs and 2,919 bottles of Codeine in Kaduna

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Travellers’ cheques in several foreign currency echange with a complete worth of One Billion, One Hundred and Fifty Seven Million, Six Hundred and Seventy Thousand, 4 Hundred and Sixty 9 Naira and Ninety Two Kobo (N1,157, 670,469.92) have been intercepted on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos by operatives of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA.

 

Director, Media & Advocacy of the company, Femi Babafemi, in a satement on Sunday, mentioned a suspect, Oguma Richard Uchenna has been arrested in connection to the try to export the cheques, which had been neatly hid inside 4 certain laborious cowl books disguised as educational mission literatures, to the UK.

 

The monetary devices suspected to be counterfeits had been found on Wednesday twenty seventh April at NAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport throughout cargo examination of some consignments meant for exportation to the UK on a cargo flight.

 

A breakdown of the cheques exhibits they’ve financial values of Two Hundred and Eighty Seven Thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty Three {Dollars}, Thirty One Cent ($287, 623.31); One Million 4 Hundred and Fifty Six Thousand Three Hundred Canadian {Dollars} ($1,456,300) and One Million Two Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand Eight Hundred (1,297,800) Euros.

 

In the identical vein, operatives of NDLEA on the airport have foiled try by drug traffickers to smuggle into Nigeria 10.89kilograms of cocaine by way of a Qatar Airways flight. The illicit drug was hidden in seven youngsters duvets packed in an unaccompanied bag from Brazil.

 

In the meantime, raid operations in Kaduna, Ondo and Akwa Ibom state have led to the seizure of about 2,000kg of Tramadol, Codeine, Hashish and Heroin. In Ondo state, 401kg of hashish was recovered and two suspects: Julius Dapo, 56 and Emeka Ikebuaku, 32, had been arrested at Ipele forest in Owo space on Sunday twenty fourth April.

 

On identical day, a transborder drug trafficker, Chigbo Chinonye, 42, was arrested with amphetamine weighing 2.5kg and heroin weighing 0.5kg throughout cease and search operation carried out alongside Oron- Ibaka street on his solution to Cameroon. He hid the medication utilizing false backside packaging.

 

In Kaduna, a complete of 47 cartons of suspected pretend Tramadol, comprising 2,350,000 tablets, weighing 1222kg had been seized in Zaria on Monday twenty fifth April whereas a seller, Chinedu Asogwa was arrested the next day twenty sixth April alongside Abuja-Kaduna categorical street, with 2919 bottles of cough syrup with codeine, measuring 291.9litres and a gross weight of 396kg.

 

Whereas commending the officers and males of the MMIA, Ondo, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna Instructions of the Company for the seizures and arrests previously week, Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them and their compatriots throughout the nation to stay steadfast and vigilant of their areas of duty.

 

NDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers? cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport, seizes 2.3million Tramadol tabs and 2,919 bottles of Codeine in KadunaNDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers? cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport, seizes 2.3million Tramadol tabs and 2,919 bottles of Codeine in KadunaNDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers? cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport, seizes 2.3million Tramadol tabs and 2,919 bottles of Codeine in KadunaNDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers? cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport, seizes 2.3million Tramadol tabs and 2,919 bottles of Codeine in KadunaNDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers? cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport, seizes 2.3million Tramadol tabs and 2,919 bottles of Codeine in Kaduna

NDLEA intercepts N1.1b travellers? cheques, 10.89kg Cocaine at Lagos airport, seizes 2.3million Tramadol tabs and 2,919 bottles of Codeine in Kaduna

 

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