The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 16.65kg of cocaine concealed
in children duvet at the Murtala Muhammed
The two suspected traffickers, Okwubunne Chidiebere Simeon and Aniakor Uchenna James were
arrested at the MMIA, Lagos on October 28, 2020, on their arrival from Brazil
Garba Ahmadu, the NDLEA Commander at the airport said in a statement, the drugs were concealed
in eight children duvet which contained seven absorbent towels soaked with cocaine while others were
neatly and cleverly concealed in tin cans labelled ‘Schramn’.
“If this quantum of drugs had penetrated the society, we can only imagine the multiplier effect
of crime rate in the country,” Ahmadu said.
Ahmadu added, that the agency had arrested 12 suspected drug traffickers,
which included seven males and five females with a seizure of 15.800kgs of illicit drugs,
including cannabis, cocaine, and methamphetamine.
According to the NDLEA commander, “The involvement of people in drugs is condemnable because
drug intake is a catalyst that fuels crime.
I want to call on well-meaning Nigerians to collaborate with us by exposing drugs barons.
All information shared with us will always be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
The Command will remain focused on the drug war by intensifying efforts and exposing whatever
modes of concealment used by the drug peddlers.