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NDLEA thwarts drug trafficking operation at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) successfully apprehended a suspected drug trafficker bound for Milan, Italy, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, on January 11. The suspect, identified as a regular flyer, was discovered in possession of significant quantities of codeine-based syrup and Rohypnol concealed within his luggage.

NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Femi Babafemi, provided details, stating, “A search of the luggage of the suspect led to the seizure of five cartons containing 50 bottles of codeine syrup and 300 tablets of Rohypnol.”

Babafemi continued to report that on the following day, January 12, the agency intercepted a substantial consignment of “Canadian Loud,” a potent synthetic strain of Indian hemp. The illicit substance was packaged in 324 bags and seized in Lagos. A 42-year-old suspect was arrested in the Onikan area of Lagos Island in connection with the seizure. The total weight of the confiscated drugs was 111.2kg, and the suspect was transporting them for distribution in an unregistered vehicle.

The NDLEA remains actively engaged in its “War against Drug Abuse” campaign, conducting awareness and preventive activities in schools, markets, worship places, and other public spaces across the country.


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