In a swift operation,the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA, has exposed the latest smart move by drug traffickers to export hard drugs out of Nigeria.
More than 5kilograms of Methamphetamine and Cannabis concealed in soles of ladies shoes, body cream and auto spare parts heading to Australia, Pakistan, South Korea, and Hong Kong have been intercepted in four courier firms in Lagos by narcotic officers in the Directorate of Operation and General Investigations, DOGI, of the NDLEA.
The operation followed weeks of district surveillance .
Similarly,the operatives also dismantled drug joints in Lagos, Oyo and Kwara States. About 110 suspects were arrested and various hard drugs like cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine were recovered from them.
In his reaction, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the Agency for taking the battle to the doorsteps of the drug cartels within the communities and in the forests.
He said their contributions towards saving the lives of innocent youths; women and adults from the merchants of death would never be forgotten. He charged them to remain resilient as they continue with the offensive action against the narco-syndicates.
Spokesman of the Agency,Femi Babafemi said the suspects are to be charged to court immediately.