NDLEA Intercepts Two Brazilians @ MMIA, Lagos With N310M Worth Of Cocaine Concealed In Cans (Photos)

at 09:32 PM, 25/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos have arrested two Brazilians who together attempted to smuggle over 23 kilograms of cocaine into the country. Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36, was found with 9.4kg of cocaine in her bag and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, had 14.465kg of cocaine in his bag. The Brazilian nationals, who traveled from São Paulo, claimed to be tourists. Mitchell Ofoyeju, spokesperson for NDLEA, said in a statement that the drugs were carefully hidden in food cans inside their luggage. The total weight of the cocaine seizure was 23.865kg with an estimated street value of N310 million.

Mr. Ofoyeju said that it was the first the NDLEA arrested Brazilians with cocaine at the Lagos airport. However, he explained that the Nigeria-Brazil cocaine trafficking route has gained notoriety over the years.

NDLEA Commander at MMIA, Ahmadu Garba, said that the arrest took place during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirates flight. Officers discovered a white substance concealed in food cans which tested positive for cocaine.

“The tins were factory-sealed such that officers had to cut them open to discover the concealed drugs. Several canned drugs had been uncovered at the Lagos airport in the past,” Mr. Ofoyeju said. “This development is not a surprise to narcotic investigators because drug cartels are always adopting new strategies of smuggling drugs,” he said.

The NDLEA spokesperson told our correspondent that the anti-narcotics agency concluded arrangements to arraign the suspects in court.

Commenting on the arrest, NDLEA Chief Executive Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah commended the officers for detecting the cocaine and apprehending the suspects.

“This arrest is impressive. It is a clarion call for nations to work harder and deepen collaboration in the fight against narcotics. Collective efforts are required towards making local and international borders impenetrable by drug traffickers and other criminals,” Mr. Abdallah stated.

He assured the Nigerian public that the suspects would be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

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gogoman at 10:00 PM, 25/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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una go hear am!!
morgan1 at 11:05 PM, 25/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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These guys dey vex ooo,,,,na truck una take load am come???
jp-free at 12:49 AM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Please, send the news to BBC, CNN,ABC, and Thai news..................not only 9ja dey carry market
Asterimou at 01:04 AM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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canned food that is factory sealed! NDLEA actually doing a nice job. They are smart. Kudos
Wazubia at 06:07 AM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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kill then as the do to our citizens all over the world.
RRSD71 at 06:30 AM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Why is she smiling? Abi na staged arrest?
RRSD71 at 06:30 AM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Why is she smiling? Abi na staged arrest?
victorstic1 at 06:54 AM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Slimchery at 08:20 AM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Nor b naija, dis people go free if dem speak d language or even dey vip cell
abrakata at 12:00 PM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Sentence dem to 30 yrs imprisonment, after that, take  the  island of  death by 4 am  with their coffins and snuff life out of them. This is exactly what they do to our hustlers up there.
stevoo76 at 12:41 PM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Caught with drugs and they are still smiling???
schmit at 05:40 PM, 26/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Na waoo
Larry28 at 05:50 PM, 27/04/2017 (1 year ago)
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Una go hear


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