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Sunday, October 7, 2012

How NDLEA's Sniffer Dogs Detected Heroin Worth N351m Hidden In Balls And Carpet At Lagos Airport

On the 5th day of October, 2012, sniffer dogs of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)'s  detected  hard drugs weighing a total of 29.260 kilogrammes.The heroin  in three consignments were hidden inside balls and woolen carpets.

The NDLA impounded the hard drugs worth  N351million.at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Shed, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), 
The consignments of drug, imported were Pakistan.

The rug consignment containing 14 kilogrammes of heroine came as cargo on KLM flight while the other two consignments of balls weighing 10.230 kilogrammes and 5.030 kilogrammes were imported on Saudi Arabia Airline.

The NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, told newsmen that the  goods were abandoned by the importers as soon as they arrived the airport, adding that the officials of the agency had to tear the consignment to uncover the drugs.

Ahmadu Giade, the Chairman of NDLEA,  vowed to not to rest on his oars until the war against drug trafficking completely won by the agency.
He concluded that “Every drug seizure is important to us because of the value of the drugs and the fact that every seizure made advances the anti-drug campaign. This seizure is important to the country because the damage the drug would have caused cannot be quantified. Drug trafficking cartels may be sophisticated in drug concealment, but the seizures are indicators of Nigeria’s counter efforts. We will not relent in protecting the country from the activities of drug traffickers”.

According to Giade, investigation is on-going to unravel the cartel behind the shipments of narcotics.

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