A man identified as Abibu Miminu excreted 68 wraps of heroin after he was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at Lagos airport on his way to Italy.
While under observation at the Agency’s facility between Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2021, the trafficker excreted the wraps of heroin in three excretions, all weighing 800 grams.
In the same vein, narcotic officers of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigation intercepted two courier companies in Lagos 840 grams of Methamphetamine going to Australia and concealed in bolts; 340 grams of Meth hidden in locally made footwear and also going to Australia; 1kilogram of cocaine coming from Ghana with UK as destination and concealed in four local guitars.
Also seized from one of the courier firms is another 480grams of Meth concealed in footwear and going to Australia.
Meanwhile, a South Africa returnee, Obi Chigozie Samuel, was also last Sunday arrested at the Lagos airport during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airlines from Addis-Abbaba, for importing 58grams of skunk into Nigeria.
During preliminary interview, he admitted ownership and claimed to be a cannabis smoker.
In strings of operations in Edo, Ondo, Kaduna, Kano and Kogi states, at least 2,504.8 kilograms of diverse illicit drugs were seized from multiple suspects in the past week.
In Kogi, 60-year-old Mrs Comfort Uzor was arrested with 62.1kg cannabis on Tuesday, 17th August, 2021 in Lokoja, where one Dayyabu Usman was also caught with 8kg of same substance.
While Uzor sourced hers from Bolorunduro in Ondo state and was heading to Abuja, Usman got his from Lagos and was taking it to Kano for sale.
In Kaduna state, operatives of the Birnin Gwari Area Command of the Agency raided the home of one Mr Joseph Sunday at Ungwa Pama, Kaduna where they recovered 48.3kg of cannabis from his room following credible intelligence.