NDLEA on red alert !!!I
Intercepts12,385kg of hard drugs smuggled into Lagos through Eko Atlantic Beach
*Arrests 3 suspects
* Seizes two trucks, Toyota Sienna
The operatives of
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),have
Intercepted 12,385kg of Cannabis Sativa smuggled into Lagos State through the waterways.
The Director of Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi disclosed these details over the weekend.
He revealed that the timely seizure of the hard drugs smuggled from unnamed neighbouring country into Lagos State through the waterfront was made possible with the use of credible intelligence by NDLEA operatives.
He revealed that NDLEA officials received credible intelligence that bags of Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as Indian Hemp were smuggled from a neighbouring country within the West African sub-region through the ocean into Lagos, using boats as means of convegance.
Working with the intelligence report, Narcotic officers from the Agency stormed the scene on Saturday, November 27, 2021 and seized the dangerous drugs.
Apart from the Cannabis Sativa, NDLEA officials swiftly arrested three suspects, even as they seized two trucks and a Toyota Sienna bus at the scene.
The three suspects include Abdulkadri Zakari – 24; Ka’abu Sausu – 45 and Lawrence Adie – 27.
According to Babafemi, the bags of drugs were ferried from the country of origin to Eko Atlantic Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, where the items would have been distributed to Island, Peti Alagba, as well as other places across the State, but timely intervention of Narcotic officers thwarted the nefarious acts of drugs smugglers.