NDLEA Intercepts Parcels Of Crystal Meth Hidden In Smoked Fish

More than 442 parcels of Crystal Methamphetamine were intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

Nexus News learnt that the items were bandaged with foil paper and hid in the heads of hundreds of smoked catfish.

As contained in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja, the drugs were hidden in heads of fishes packaged in boxes for export to Dubai, the United Arab Emirate.

According to him, the 11.90kg consignment was brought to the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc. (SAHCO) shed of the airport on Aug. 5, by a freight agent from Yagba West LGA of Kogi.

Babafemi added that the agent was instantly arrested upon the discovery that the seven cartons he posed for export included parcels of the dangerous drug.

“The following day, Saturday, Aug. 6, another consignment containing 1.45kg cannabis was uncovered.

“It was concealed inside granulated melon and crayfish and packed among other food condiments going to Dubai,” he added.

Babafemi also said that NDLEA operatives had apprehended the freight agent, who hails from Abeokuta West LGA in Ogun.

The officer quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as urging the officers and their fellows across Nigeria to always catch up with drug dealers.

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