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25-year-old dies in Kano river

The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, NDLEA seized 200 kilograms of illicit substances on the Lagos, Kano and Abuja airports final week.

The company’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, confirmed this in a press release issued on Sunday in Abuja.

He acknowledged {that a} 41-year-old Adewuyi Olayinka was arrested whereas attempting to export 650 grams of cocaine to the UK.

The medicine hid in dry pepper and natural concoction had been speculated to be taken by the Skyway Aviation Dealing with Firm export shed on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos.

“In the identical vein, 107kg of onerous medicine suspected to be Khat was seized on the cargo shed of the Aminu Kano Worldwide Airport, Kano, whereas being exported to Canada.

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“The drug, which weighed 107kg, was hid in golden color cellophane luggage lined with textile supplies and labelled as tea with a view to deceive and mislead our officers.

“The so-called tea raised the suspicion of officers on the cargo shed who insisted that it should be subjected to laboratory evaluation earlier than will probably be allowed to go.

“The cargo was delayed till a pattern was taken to our forensic laboratory for evaluation. The consequence got here out constructive for Khat. It has since been seized and is now in our custody,’’ he added.

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Babafemi additionally stated an try by a trafficker to export 92.250kg of Khat utilizing the Abuja airport was hindered too.

He acknowledged that the clearing agent processing the consignment for export lied that the cargo was dried moringa leaves, however upon laboratory checks, it turned out to be onerous medicine.

“The onerous drug which was confiscated was packed in six cartons heading to Goussainville in France.

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