The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), has nabbed Agbasi Prosper Chux, returning from Brazil for possessing of 105 parcels of cocaine.
The hard drugs were hidden in candies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Christmas Day.
The disclosure was contained in a press statement by the agency’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Femi Babafemi, Sunday, January 1, 2023.
The suspect was arrested during his clearance from Brazil on Monday, 25th December 2022 following credible intelligence.
The illicit drug, which comprise Cocaine and Cannabis Sativa weighing 2.8 kilograms and 43 grams, were discovered in the packs of candies belonging to the returnee after thorough examination of the suspect’s duty-free shopping bags.
A plastic bottle of body lotion belonging to the suspect also contained cocaine with a total weight of 472 grams.
In a similar development, Kwara, Kogi and Niger state commands of the anti-narcotic agency have confiscated illicit substances weighing 256 kilograms from three other traffickers during interdiction exercises.
Babafemi said, “While a team of NDLEA officers on stop and search duty along Ilorin- Jebba highway on Monday 26th Dec arrested a suspect, Idris Saeed, 19, with 60 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 30kgs, their colleagues in Niger state on similar operation along Jebba-Mokwa road also recovered 240 blocks of the same substance weighing 168 kilograms, from multi-colour sacks loaded in a Peugeot J5 bus, with registration number MAG 146 XA, coming from Lagos and going to Kano for delivery.
“In Kogi state, operatives intercepted a truck coming from Onitsha, Anambra state to Maiduguri, Borno along Okene-Abuja highway where 9,900 ampoules of pentazocine injection (42kgs) were recovered on Saturday 24th Dec. In the same vein, a suspect, Ibrahim Jibril, 20, was arrested on the same route with 40 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 16kgs coming from Lagos to Jigawa in a Toyota Hiace commercial bus on Tuesday 27th Dec.”