Over 22,160 kilograms of Codeine syrup, Methamphetamine, and Skunk have been seized at Apapa seaport and a notorious drug den, Akala, Mushin, Lagos, in two major operations by the Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, according to authorities.
The Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.
According to him, a total of 14,080kg codeine syrup (8,080 litres) and 4,352.43kg cold caps used to conceal the former in a 40ft container imported from India, were intercepted on Wednesday, 2nd February 2022 at the Apapa port, while cannabis/loud/skunk imported from Ghana and Methamphetamine weighing 3,727.72kg were seized in an early morning raid at Akala, Mushin.
17 suspects- including five females were arrested at the drug den in Mushin.
Meanwhile, a 64-year-old man, Mr. Monday George Chika, was arrested with an accomplice, Emmanuel Eniola, with 280 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing 168kg. They were arrested on January 30th in Mokwa, Niger State.
The 64-year-old man was a former Divisional Police Officer of Idanre Police Station, Ondo State, before he was dismissed from service for drug offences.
Also, a female drug kingpin, Mrs. Jemilat Seriki, one of the owners of 12,385 pellets of Loud imported from Ghana and intercepted at Eko Atlantic Beach, Victoria Island Lagos, on Saturday 27th November 2021, has been arrested by narcotics officers after weeks of manhunt.
Mrs. Seriki, a.k.a Iya Ilorin, admitted being one the owners of the consignments seized, adding that her bags of drugs had Jah Bless written on them. When eventually identified and sorted, she had 16 bags containing drugs weighing 668.85kg.
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