NDLEA Intercepts 24,311KG Of Heroin, Codeine In Lagos

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted over 24, 311 kilograms of heroin, codeine, Arizona, and Colorado variants of cannabis in fresh drug busts at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos state.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said the first seizure was on Friday, September 3, at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA where two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg cannabis from South Africa were intercepted.

In series of sting operations between September 4 and 6, in different parts of Lagos, four suspects were arrested including Mrs. Bello Kafayat Ayo who was picked from Shino Street, in the Palmgroove area of the state.

At the Tincan seaport, Apapa, narcotic officers intercepted a 40ft container loaded with 22,590 kilograms of Barcadin Codeine syrup on Monday, September 6, following intelligence received from international partners on the container since May 2021.

“The container was also found to include 4,020.03kg of analgesic tablets and 47 cartons of insulated hot pots used to conceal the illicit drugs, all imported from India. Equally, on Friday, September 10, a consignment of Colorado weighing 17.5kg and hidden inside a Grand Caravan Dodge vehicle shipped in a 40ft container from Montreal, Canada, was also intercepted and seized at the Tincan port,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old identified as Bee Okoro has been arrested in Abuja for producing and selling drugged candies and cookies.

 

This combination photo shows some of the drugs seized by the NDLEA in various states across the country between September 1 and 10, 2021.

 

A 27-year-old dispatch rider, Idewo Raimi who handles door-to-door delivery for her was also arrested.

The suspects who were arrested at the Garki Area 11 on Friday, September 10, with a number of their drugged products and 400grams of Loud and Arizona, confessed they have been in the business for over a year.

In Edo State, a total of 1,425.2 kilograms of compressed blocks of cannabis sativa were seized in a raid on Aviosi outskirt, close to Uzebba, Owan West LGA, on Monday, September 6, while on the same day one Yahaya Mamman was nabbed along the Zaria-Danja road, Kaduna with 10.3kg Tramadol and 60.5kg Exol-6.

The previous day, Thursday, September 5, one Thank God Danladi was arrested at Tudun Wada area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital with 44.2kg of cannabis.

In the same vein, NDLEA operatives in Kwara State on Tuesday, September 7 arrested a 36-year-old lady, Yusuf Sherifat, who recently completed a jail sentence following her conviction by a Federal High Court in Ilorin for dealing in 22 grams of crack cocaine.

Her latest arrest along Specialist Hospital Road, Alagbado, Ilorin, followed intelligence that she has resumed the sale of crack cocaine in the Ilorin metropolis.

“This time around, she devised another means of delivering drugs along the road to known customers who contact her via telephone calls,” the agency said.

In Gombe, raids across the state between September 1 and 10 led to the arrest of at least nine drug dealers, from who assorted illicit drugs weighing over 150kg were recovered.

One of the raids led to the interception of a truck loaded with 128KG of psychotropic substances coming from Onitsha, Anambra State along the Gombe-Yola road.

Reacting to the latest drug busts at the Lagos airport, Tincan seaport, and across the FCT, Edo, Kaduna, Taraba, Kwara, and Gombe states, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the commanders, officers, and men of the commands for their resilience and bravery.

He said the series of arrests and seizures across the country further affirm NDLEA’s zero tolerance for production, trafficking, and abuse of any illicit substance, warning that drug dealers who are yet to have a change of heart must be ready to contend with the new NDLEA.

NDLEA Intercepts Drugs Going To Italy And Turkey, Arrests Suspects

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Saturday 31st July 2021 intercepted drugs headed from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA in Ikeja, Lagos, to various destinations in Italy and Turkey.

First, a male passenger, Egbon Osarodion going to Milan, Italy was arrested at the airport’s Gate A departure hall during outward clearance of passengers on Egypt airline with different quantities of 225mg Tramadol and Rohypnol concealed in foil papers wrapped in a polyethylene bag.

Another suspect, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, an intending male passenger going to Istanbul was arrested at Gate A departure hall of the MMIA on Tuesday 27th July during outward clearance of Egypt airline to Turkey with 78grams of cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaves.

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In a similar vein, NDLEA operatives on the same day, recovered 35 wraps of cocaine from the underwear of a lady, Okafor Ebere Edith during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Cotevoire, to Monrovia, Liberia from MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

The suspect who tucked the pellets of cocaine in her underwear to beat security checks at the Airport was however picked up for search and questioning during which the wraps of the illicit drug were found on her. During the preliminary interview, she claimed her desire to make money pushed her into drug trafficking.

Meanwhile, acting on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives from Kontagora Area command of the Agency in the early hours of Thursday 29th July 2021 raided a warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, where drug supplies for bandits operating in parts of the state were stored.

After a thorough search of the warehouse, 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered while a man seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotics officers from afar.

VIDEO: NDLEA Recovers 35 Wraps Of Cocaine From Lady’s Underwear At Lagos Airport

 

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Saturday 31st July 2021, recovered 35 wraps of cocaine from the underwear of a lady, Okafor Ebere Edith during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Cotevoire, to Monrovia, Liberia from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

The suspect who tucked the pellets of cocaine in her underwear to beat security checks at the Airport was however picked up for search and questioning during which the wraps of the illicit drug were found on her. During the preliminary interview, she claimed her desire to make money pushed her into drug trafficking.

Another suspect, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, an intending male passenger going to Istanbul was arrested at Gate A departure hall of the MMIA on Tuesday 27th July during outward clearance of Egypt airline to Turkey with 78grams of cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaves.

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On the same day, another intending male passenger, Egbon Osarodion going to Milan, Italy, was arrested at the airport’s Gate A departure hall during outward clearance of passengers on Egypt airline with different quantities of 225mg Tramadol and Rohypnol concealed in foil papers wrapped in a polyethylene bag.

Meanwhile, acting on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives from Kontagora Area command of the Agency in the early hours of Thursday 29th July 2021 raided a warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, where drug supplies for bandits operating in parts of the state were stored.

After a thorough search of the warehouse, 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered while a man seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar.

Chairman/ Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the commanders, officers, and men of the MMIA and Niger state commands of the Agency for their continued efforts in tracking down traffickers of illicit drugs in their areas of responsibility. He charged them and their counterparts in other commands to remain focussed and resolute in pursuit of the goal to rid Nigeria of illicit substances and drug-related criminalities.

Cocaine Worth $1 Million Washes Up On Tonga Beach

Two consignments of cocaine, which were hidden inside waterproof bags with lifejackets attached, washed up on pebble beaches.

 

 

Cocaine worth more than $1 million has washed up on a Tongan beach, with police scouring nearby shores for similar illicit packages on Thursday. 

Residents discovered the drugs in the Pacific nation’s northern Vava’u group of islands and handed them over to the authorities.

Acting deputy police commissioner Halatoa Taufa said the police were working with the navy to scour areas of interest after the discovery.

“There is a possibility that more packages may turn up on the beach and we ask any members of the public to immediately contact police if they found or knew anyone to have found further drugs,” he said.

Taufa said the packages were similar to those found in Vava’u in the past.

The wreck of the drug yacht JeReVe was discovered on a remote atoll in 2012, with blocks of cocaine worth up to $120 million.

In 2017, the French navy intercepted a yacht carrying $100 million worth of cocaine near Tongan waters.

The following year, police found cocaine worth $13 million on an outlying island.

Tonga has been listed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as “geographically disadvantaged” because it is on the route used by illicit drug manufacturers in Asia and South America to reach prime markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Court Orders Remand Of Fmr Local Govt Vice-Chairman In Lagos

Man Bags 15 Years In Prison For N5.2m Fraud

 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered that the former Vice Chairman of Lagos Island Local Government Area, Asekun Sakiru Kehinde, be remanded at the correctional centre following his arraignment on a charge of allegedly exporting 1,000 kilogrammes of cocaine.

Justice Ayokunle Faji gave the order on Wednesday after Kehinde pleaded not guilty to one count bordering on the offence.

The defendant was arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The NDLEA prosecutor, Abu Ibrahim, told the judge that Kehinde had committed the offence on July 7, 2021, during the outward clearance of passengers on a Virgin Atlantic Airlines flight from Lagos to London-Heathrow, at the Departure Hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

The court heard that the defendant, “without lawful authority exported 1,000 kilogramme of cocaine, a narcotic drug” that is prohibited in the country.

Following Kehinde’s plea, his counsel, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Supo Shasore informed the judge of a pending bail application.

He, therefore, asked the court to admit the defendant to bail on liberal terms, noting that the offence for which he was charged is a bailable one.

But the prosecution counsel opposed the application. Citing the gravity of the offence, he asked the court to refuse the bail application.

Justice Faji then adjourned his ruling till July 16 and ending the ruling, he ordered the remand of the defendant in custody.

Law Enforcement Officer, 6 Others Arrested For Dealing In Drugs

 

A serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a Federal University and cultists in Ogun State.

The drug dealer who serves in the Lagos State Command of the security agency (name withheld) was arrested on Wednesday 15th June 2021 after days of surveillance on his wife’s shop used as his sales point in the Camp area of Abeokuta.

One of his salesmen, a motorcycle rider who is known simply as Ogah was trailed to the location at about 8pm and arrested with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.

Popoola who has been on the Agency’s watch list was nabbed with different illicit drugs including codeine -17 bottles; cannabis -22.26 grams; tramadol 230 -98 grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam -23.72 grams; 113 tablets of molly -48.16 grams and sex drops -43.92 grams.

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Authorities say after the arrest of the two suspects, some student union officials of the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle. The narcotic agents however restrained themselves and after hours of standoff succeeded in moving the suspects to custody.

In a similar vein, one Adelodun Kamaldeen has been arrested by operatives of the Oyo State Command of the Agency at General Area, Ilorin, Kwara State following the interception of a parcel containing cocaine and heroin that weighed 10.5grams and 4.8grams respectively on 13th June.

The following day, two ladies; Mary Peter, 40, and Mercy Oladele, 39, were arrested at Total Garden, Ibadan when NDLEA operatives acting on a tip-off, intercepted their commercial Micra car.



The two women were arrested with seven bags of cannabis weighing 77.23kg brought in from Ogbese, Ondo State, to supply a man they simply identified as Alhaji. According to them, they had earlier supplied the same Alhaji two bags before coming with the seven bags they were caught with.

On Friday 18th June, operatives of the Oyo State Command acting on intelligence also raided the residence of one Alhaji Faruq at Elebu area, Akala expressway, Oluyole LGA, Ibadan, where they recovered 43 ampoules of methylphenidate.

In Kaduna State, a drug trafficker, Segun Abraham was arrested at the Panteka area of the state on 17th June with 211.500kg of skunk heading to Kano state.

Meanwhile, a Nigerian returning from Pakistan, Ezenyeche Kingsley Ebuka has been arrested by NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos with five pellets of heroin weighing 250grams discovered in his anus.

The suspect had arrived at the ‘D’ arrival hall of the airport on 14th June on a Turkish airline flight from Pakistan with the illicit drug inserted in his anus. He however failed to beat the eagle eyes of narcotic officers during the inward clearance of passengers on the flight.

While commending the Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna, and the MMIA Commands of the Agency for sustaining the offensive action against illicit drug trafficking and the cartels running it, Gen. Marwa warned that the NDLEA will not spare any law enforcement agent hiding under the privilege of his uniform to engage in narcotic criminal business.

“Those who think they can sabotage ongoing efforts to rid Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse hiding behind the façade of their uniforms should better think twice because they’ll have NDLEA to contend with. We’ll not only arrest and expose them but we’ll equally prosecute them and seize all assets acquired through the proceeds of their criminal act”, he warned.




 

US Court Rules Against Sentence Reduction For Low-Level Crack Offenders

Man Bags 15 Years In Prison For N5.2m Fraud

 

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that low-level crack cocaine offenders are not eligible to have their prison sentences reduced.

Sentences for crack cocaine offenders have been criticized as racially discriminatory but the nine justices on the nation’s highest court said they were not in a position to intervene.

The much harsher sentences handed out for crack cocaine over powder cocaine under tough 1980s war-on-drugs guidelines have been blamed for fueling the stark racial disparity in US prisons.

A gram of crack cocaine was treated like 100 grams of powder cocaine under a 1986 law.

Congress sought to address the disparity in 2010 by making the ratio 18 to 1, but it did not make the law retroactive.

In 2018, then-President Donald Trump signed the “First Step Act” which would apply the lesser sentences to those convicted between 1986 and 2010.

But it was not clear whether the relief applied to low-level offenders such as Tarahrick Terry, a Black man whose case went before the Supreme Court.

Terry, 33, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2008 for possession of 3.9 grams of crack cocaine.

He asked for a reduced sentence under the First Step Act but the court ruled that the law did not apply to his situation.

“Unfortunately, the text will not bear that reading,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a separate opinion. “Fortunately, Congress has numerous tools to right this injustice.”

Crack cocaine use was rampant in some African American communities at the time the law was passed in the 1980s, and Black men in particular were severely impacted by the harsher sentences.

80-Year-Old Woman, Granddaughter, Others Arrested With 192kg Cocaine, Heroin

Photo of the suspects during parade by NDLEA

 

An 80-year-old woman and her 19-year-old granddaughter including two other ladies have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), for selling assorted illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol, and skuchies.

A statement by the NDLEA Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, on Wednesday, revealed that the suspects were arrested following intelligence-based raids and follow-up operations on their locations.

He added that over 192kilogrammes of cocaine and other psychoactive substances were recovered from the suspects while the octogenarian, her granddaughter, and two other ladies; Tessy Matthew and Blessing Adesida were arrested.

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The grandma Mary Adebayo, and her granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo, were arrested at 6:30 am on Sunday at Ayeyemi Street, Akure south local government area.

During the early morning raid, the following were recovered from them: Skuchies- 149kg, cocaine -11grammes, methamphetamine-17grammes, heroin -3grammes, Cannabis Sativa- 4.914kg, swinol – 8grammes and tramadol -49grammes. Also recovered from them were two deep freezers and a TVS motorcycle.

On the same date, at about 1:30 pm, a raid carried out at Rate Hotel, Care Street, in Akure South Local Government Area led to the arrest of 25-year-old Tessy Mathew from whom 33kilogrammes of skuchies were recovered.

Following her preliminary interrogation, a follow-up operation was immediately carried out, leading to the arrest of 25-year-old Blessing Adesida in Oshinle area of Akure South LGA.

Drugs recovered from her include skuchies-3kg and cannabis-7grammes. According to the state’s acting Commander of the Agency, Callys Alumona, other members of the two drug cartels have been watch-listed and efforts to arrest them ongoing.

As a result of the bust, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed the acting Commander, Ondo state command of the Agency, Callys Alumona to launch a manhunt for other members of the drug cartel now on the run.

Two Traffickers Excrete 191 Pellets Of Cocaine, Heroin At Lagos Airport

 

Barely two weeks after a Madrid, Spain-bound trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, excreted 113 wraps of Cocaine after his arrest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, two others nabbed by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Lagos airport have excreted a total of 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation.

On 10th April 2021, during the outward screening of passengers on Ethiopian airline to Italy, NDLEA operatives at MMIA intercepted and referred one Chukwudi Destiny for scanning and the scan result proved positive to drug ingestion. Consequently, he was placed under excretion observation, and in the process; he excreted 92 pellets of Heroin with a total weight of 1.300Kg.

Also on 12th April 2021, during the inbound examination of consignments on an Ethiopian airline cargo flight from South Africa, operatives at SAHCO import shed made a seizure of 11.550kg of Heroin cleverly packed and concealed in corn flakes cartons. Four clearing agents are in custody in connection to the seizure.

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According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, “a sting operation was executed on the address provided by one the suspects.

In the process, a Congolese, Kayembe Kamba Mazepy was arrested. After his arrest, he mentioned another person who is to receive the parcel from him.

On the strength of the information, another sting operation was conducted in the early hours of Saturday 17th April 2021 where the person that came to take delivery was arrested.”

In the same vein, on Friday 16th of April, 2021, another trafficker, Ezekiel Chibuzo who arrived in Lagos from Brazil onboard Qatar airline was also arrested for drug ingestion. He has so far excreted 99 wraps of Cocaine. This is just as
officers at the export shed of the airport have seized 822.950kg of khat leaves heading to UK and US.

Reacting to the latest drug haul at the airport, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa commended the officers and men of the MMIA Command for their commitment to the nation’s crusade against illicit drugs.

“While I commend the officers and men of our MMIA Command, let me again warn unrepentant barons and traffickers that the game is up for them because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths”, Marwa stated in his message on Sunday.

NDLEA Intercepts Parcels Of Cocaine, Heroin Packaged For UK, Ireland, Australia

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) announced on Tuesday that it intercepted parcels of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and Cannabis Sativa being shipped to the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Australia, Maldives and New Zealand.

According to a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, a notorious trafficker, Sikiru Owolabi, who is behind at least two of the parcels has been traced and arrested after days of thorough and systematic surveillance by NDLEA operatives.

“Undercover narcotics agents attached to two international courier companies in Lagos made the seizures,” the statement added.

Babafemi added that the suspect, Owolabi, who has made useful confessions during interrogations, was tracked after 1kilogramme of cocaine concealed in cream containers and meant for Dublin in Northern Ireland was intercepted at one of the courier firms in Lagos.

“This was also followed by the discovery of another 200grammes of cocaine meant for London, the United Kingdom in the same courier company.

“In another undercover operation, 320grammes of heroin concealed in earrings coming from Congo and going to Australia was seized at a different courier firm in Lagos, just as another 390 grammes of cocaine hidden in men’s clothing and going to Northern Ireland was intercepted in the same company,” the statement added.

Also, 500grammes of Cannabis Sativa concealed in automobile parts going to New Zealand was seized at one of the courier companies and 200 grammes of methamphetamine hidden inside an award plaque and going to New Zealand, with another 200 grammes of methamphetamine concealed in a book and going to the Maldives, were equally intercepted by the agency.

Efforts are ongoing to track and arrest other traffickers behind the other unaccompanied illicit drugs packaged as parcels for shipment to Europe.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Mohammed Buba Marwa in reaction commended the men and officers involved in the operations to frustrate attempts by drug barons and traffickers to ship illicit drugs overseas through unaccompanied parcels.

NDLEA Arrests ‘Notorious Drug Trafficker’, Recovers Cocaine Hidden In Monarch’s Palace

This photo collage created on March 8, 2021, shows Hassan Taiwo with a bag containing substances believed to be cocaine.

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has a notorious suspected drug trafficker, Hassan Taiwo, with three parcels of cocaine concealed in a false bottom created in his suitcase.

Mr Femi Babafemi, who is the Director of Media and Advocacy at the agency, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He noted that the suspect was arrested by operatives of the agency at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA).

According to the statement, preliminary investigations reveal that Hassan who was intercepted at the E-Arrival hall of the MMIA at the weekend, upon arrival onboard Ethiopian airlines at 1:30pm Friday, has been plying the illicit trade through the middle east routes for some time.

“The suspect came into Nigeria through Addis-Ababa but he actually travelled to Addis-Ababa from Abuja,” the Commander of MMIA NDLEA Command, Ahmadu Garba, was quoted as saying in a statement.

He added, “Upon a thorough search, we discovered another ticket on him while our findings also show that he has been plying his criminal trade through some Middle East countries.”

A file photo of an official of the NDLEA backing the camera.

 

In the same vein, narcotic officers attached to a courier company in Lagos were said to have intercepted 500grammes of unaccompanied cocaine going to the United Arab Emirates and concealed inside the walls of packed cartons containing clothes.

The operatives also intercepted in another courier firm one kilogramme of cannabis concealed in cream bottles going to UAE, while 500grammes of ketamine hidden in artefacts and going to the US was recovered from the same company in Lagos.

Another 480grammes of unaccompanied methamphetamine going to China was recovered from the same courier company.

Elsewhere, operatives of the Anambra State Command of the agency recovered 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroine concealed in the palace of a prominent traditional ruler in the state.

The NDLEA commander in the state, Muhammadu Idris, noted that investigations were ongoing to unravel how the illicit drugs were hidden in the palace.

He added that the palace security guards were helping the agency to trace the dealer behind the consignment.

In his reaction, the Chairman of the NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa, commended the personnel involved in the operations for their vigilance and urged them not to relent in the fight against drug abuse in the country.

NDLEA Seizes Cocaine Worth Over N32bn At Lagos Port

 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has continued its offensive action against drug barons and cartels in Nigeria with the latest seizure of 40 parcels of cocaine weighing 43.11kilogram (100.05pds), with an estimated street value of over N32 billion.

The consignment containing the illicit drug was put under surveillance by operatives of the Tincan Command of the NDLEA for some days until two
clearing agents showed up on Monday, February 8, 2021 to clear it.

According to the Commander, Tincan Port Command of the NDLEA, Sumaila Ethan, the two clearing agents were promptly arrested and the consignment,
which was brought into Nigeria from Bazil on board a vessel marked MV SPAR SCORPIO, properly searched.

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“After a thorough search, we discovered 40 compressed parcels, which after laboratory investigations tested positive to cocaine. The two clearing agents
have been taken into custody while we continue with the investigation.

“The seizure is no doubt an attestation to the renewed vigour in the operations of the agency.

“We appreciate our Chairman/Chief Executive, Gen. Buba Marwa who provided guidance all through the operations”, the Commander, Sumaila Ethan
stated while briefing the media on Tuesday at the Ikoyi office of the agency.

The Tincan port seizure is coming on the heels of similar ones at the Lagos and Abuja airports as well as from the FCT, Edo, Katsina, Nasarawa, and Benue state
Commands in the last three weeks.

While commending the Commander, officers, and men of the Tincan Port Command for the operation, Gen. Marwa charged them and other Commands
across the country to remain vigilant and on red alert.

“The successes we’re recording in the last three weeks can only serve as a challenge to raise the bar and do more. We’ll continue to do our best to motivate
the officers and men of the agency and we expect full commitment, dedication to work and discipline in return so that we can collectively achieve the goal of
ridding our nation of illicit drugs,” he stated.