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

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

“In the identical vein, 107kg of laborious medication 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 it is going to be allowed to go.

“The cargo was delayed till a pattern was taken to our forensic laboratory for evaluation. The outcome 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 mentioned an try by a trafficker to export 92.250kg of Khat utilizing the Abuja airport was hindered too.

He said that the clearing agent processing the consignment for export lied that the cargo was dried moringa leaves, however upon laboratory assessments, it turned out to be laborious medication.

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

How NDLEA seized 200kg of medication at Lagos, Abuja airports

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