The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confiscated N8m worth of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Femi Babafemi, the Agency’s Public Relations Officer told newsmen on Sunday that about 36 blocks of cocaine were seized which weighed about 27.95 kilograms.
He mentioned one Ejiofor Felix Enwereaku as the person who was in possession of the substance.
Enwereaku, who is based in Brazil, is said to have imported the cocaine using “organised criminal gang, which specialises in tagging/planting drugs in innocent travellers’ luggage.”
“Based on intelligence, narcotic agents at the MMIA had on Saturday 8th May, 2021 intercepted a bag that arrived the Lagos airport from GRU, Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the Ethiopian airline with baggage tag No- ET331199 but was disclaimed by an arriving passenger on the flight,” he said.
“The disclaimed bag was promptly secured by NDLEA operatives for investigation. On Sunday, 9th May, 2021, a man came to the airport to make inquiry on how to get the disclaimed bag released. He was promptly arrested for investigation.”
“The disclaimed bag was opened in the presence of the arriving passenger and the man who came to negotiate the release of the disputed bag. When it was opened, it was found that the bag contained 36 blocks of cocaine, weighing 27.95kg.”