The Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, has intercepted well-concealed and unaccompanied parcels of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and hashish sativa being shipped to the UK, Northern Eire, Australia, Maldives and New Zealand.
A infamous trafficker, Sikiru Owolabi, who’s behind no less than two of the parcels has been traced and arrested after days of thorough and systematic surveillance by NDLEA operatives.
Undercover narcotic brokers hooked up to 2 worldwide courier firms in Lagos made the seizures.
Sikiru Owolabi, in accordance with assertion by the spokesman of the company, Femi Babafemi, who has made helpful confessions throughout interrogations, was tracked after 1kilogramme of cocaine hid in cream containers and meant for Dublin in Northern Eire was intercepted at one of many courier companies in Lagos.
This was additionally adopted by the invention of one other 200grammes of cocaine meant for London, United Kingdom in the identical courier firm.
In one other undercover operation, 320grammes of heroin hid in earrings coming from Congo and going to Australia was seized at a distinct courier agency in Lagos, simply as one other 390 grammes of cocaine hidden in males’s clothes and going to Northern Eire was intercepted in the identical firm.
Whereas 500grammes of hashish sativa hid in vehicle components going to New Zealand was seized at one of many courier firms, 200 grammes of methamphetamine hidden inside an award plaque and going to New Zealand, with one other 200 grammes of methamphetamine hid in a e book and going to Maldives, had been equally intercepted in one other agency.
Beside the arrest of Owolabi, efforts are ongoing to trace and arrest different traffickers behind the opposite unaccompanied illicit medication packaged as parcels for cargo to Europe.
Chairman/Chief Government of the NDLEA, Brig. Basic Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) counseled the boys and officers concerned within the operations to frustrate makes an attempt by drug barons and traffickers to ship illicit medication abroad via unaccompanied parcels.
“I ask all our males and officers concerned within the numerous overt and covert operations throughout the nation to proceed with the continuing offensive motion till we chase the felony parts out of their illicit and damaging commerce”, Gen. Marwa admonished.