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Italy-bound woman arrested in Lagos with 100 wraps of heroin

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested an Italy-bound woman, Mrs. Nnadi Nora Chinyere with 100 wraps of heroin in Lagos.

She was allegedly caught with 100 wraps of heroin and two parcels of same substance at the departure hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

Nnadi was arrested on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, during an outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to Florentine, Italy. The drugs found on her were concealed in five containers of hair relaxer cream.

In the same vein, on Thursday, August 12, 2021, operatives of the MMIA Command of the Agency intercepted a United Kingdom-bound consignment of illicit drugs at the NAHCO export shed of the airport.

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Further investigation revealed that the consignment contains 66.600kg of cannabis sativa; 1.600kg heroin and 1.450kg of cocaine with a combined weight of 69.65kilogrammes, all concealed inside cosmetics.

Earlier, Thursday, August 5, narcotic officers on routine patrol intercepted another consignment of 25.8 kilogrammes of cocaine and cannabis concealed inside foodstuffs going to London, UK at NAHCO export warehouse. When the export package was opened and examined, 2.3kg of cocaine and 23.5kg of compressed cannabis were discovered inside.

During a patrol operation along Akure-Owo road, a team of operatives from Owo Area Command of the agency equally intercepted a bus from Lagos enroute Owo to Ibilo, Kogi State on August 7. Recovered from the vehicle include six parcels of skunk weighing 3.6kg; 30 pinches of Crack Cocaine weighing 87 grammes and six sachets of Arizona weighing 265 grammes. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the drug trafficking.

Meanwhile, on Friday, August 13, Benue State command of the agency arrested an interstate trafficker, Eze Victor Ezenwanne, at Apir-Aliade road, Makurdi with 65.436kilogrammes of diazepam tablets. Same day, a suspected fake soldier, Adeyemi Segun Olamide was arrested in Maiduguri, Borno State with 650grammes of skunk, while an ex-staff sergeant of Nigerian Army, Muffat Ekong, and one Frank Iredia Obamwonyi were arrested on Wednesday, August 11, with 286.3kilogrammes of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta State on their way to Enugu State.

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