Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested an Italy-bound woman, Nnadi Nora Chinyere, who was caught with 100 wraps of heroin and two parcels of same substance at the departure hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.
The drugs found on her were concealed in five containers of hair relaxer cream.
Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that Mrs. Nnadi was arrested on Tuesday 3rd August, 2021, during an outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to Florentine, Italy.
According to him, in the same vein, on Thursday, 12th August, 2021, operatives at the MMIA command of the agency intercepted a United Kingdom bound consignment of illicit drugs at the NAHCO export shed of the airport.
“Further investigation reveals the consignment contains 66.600kg of cannabis sativa; 1.600kg heroin and 1.450kg of cocaine with a combined weight of 69.65kgs, all concealed inside cosmetics,” Babafemi said.
Earlier, on Thursday 5th August, narcotic officers on routine patrol intercepted another consignment of 25.8kg of cocaine and cannabis concealed inside foodstuffs going to London, UK at NAHCO export warehouse.
When the export package was opened and examined, 2.3kg of cocaine and 23.5kg of compressed cannabis were discovered inside.
Also, during a patrol operation along Akure-Owo road, a team of operatives from Owo Area command of the agency equally intercepted a bus from Lagos enroute Owo to Ibilo, Kogi State on 7th August.
Recovered from the vehicle include six parcels of skunk weighing 3.6kg; 30 pinches of Crack Cocaine weighing 87grams and six sachets of Arizona weighing 265grams leading to arrest of two suspects in connection to the drug trafficking.
Meanwhile, on Friday 13th August, Benue State command of the agency arrested an interstate trafficker, Eze Victor Ezenwanne at Apir-Aliade road, Makurdi with 65.436kg of diazepam tablets.
Same day, a suspected fake soldier, Adeyemi Segun Olamide was arrested in Maiduguri, Borno state with 650grams of skunk while a Nigerian Army ex-staff sergeant, Muffat Ekong and one Frank Iredia Obamwonyi were arrested on Wednesday 11th August with 286.3kg of cannabis at Ogwashi Uku, Delta State on their way to Enugu State.