Two Nigerians who came in from Sao Paulo, Brazil are currently cooling off their heels in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at Murtala Mohammed International airport, Lagos for being in possession of 10.40kgs and 6.25kgs of cocaine.
The two suspected traffickers Okwubunne Chidiebere Simeon and Aniakor Uchenna James, arrested on October 28, 2020 are reported to have concealed the drugs in a spectacular way to beat the eagle eyes of the officials of the NDLEA.
The NDLEA Commander at the airport, Garba Ahmadu in a statement says, the cocaine method of concealment was done in 8 children duvet which contained 7 absorbent towels soaked with cocaine and other neatly and cleverly concealed in tin cans labelled ‘ Schramn’ stuffed with cocaine.
“If this quantum of drugs had penetrated into the society, we can only imagine the multiplier effect of crime rate in the state.”
In the third quarter of this year from July to September, the NDLEA commander says 12 suspected drug traffickers were nabbed which includes 7 males and 5 females and a total of 15.800kgs drugs seized, namely, cannabis sativa, cocaine and methamphetamine.
“The involvement of people in drugs stand condemnable considering the fact that 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 utmost confidentiality. The Command will remain focused in the drug war by intensifying efforts and exposing whatever modes of concealment used by the drug peddlers.”
He also called on all stakeholders particularly the sister security agencies and the general public to identify with them in this drug war to pave the way for a drug free, crime free and a healthy community.