By Adedapo Adesanya
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has foiled attempts by suspected drug traffickers to export parcels of Methamphetamine popularly called Mkpuru Mmiri locally concealed in Cornflakes packs and body cream containers to Malaysia and Australia at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and a courier company in Lagos.
The drug control authority said two freight agents; Mr Nneji Anoma And Mr Etoh Barnabas were involved in the bid to export nine parcels of Methamphetamine weighing 1.45kg hidden in packs of cornflakes to Malaysia through the NAHCO export shed of the MMIA on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, have been arrested.
Another consignment of 10 cartons of Tramadol 225mg packaged as Tramaking containing 500,000 tablets with a total weight of 407kg and an estimated street value of N200 million have been seized during a joint examination with the customs at the NCS warehouse.
The consignment, which had arrived SAHCO import shed since June 6, from India via Ethiopian Airline, was eventually transferred to the NDLEA by customs on Wednesday, June 15.
The previous day, Tuesday, June 14, a similar joint examination with customs at its enforcement terminal, Tincan seaport, Lagos led to the seizure of 33 parcels of cannabis indica (Colorado) weighing 16.5kgs. The drug exhibit was recovered from a 40-foot container, TRHU 7874497 containing four vehicles. The cannabis coming from Montreal, Canada was discovered in three out of the four vehicles in the container.
In the same vein, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI at the agency attached to a courier company have intercepted a kilogram of Methamphetamine concealed in body cream containers heading to Australia.
Meanwhile, the drug cartels also suffered losses in other operations across Adamawa, Borno, Kogi, Ogun, Zamfara and Taraba States. A suspected drug dealer, Mr Abdullahi Musa, a.k.a Yerima Uding wanted for some past attacks on officers and men of the agency, was in the early hours of Thursday, June 16 arrested in Hong town, Adamawa state.
The 53-year-old suspect was caught with 57 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa, concealed in the boot of his…