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

Date: 25-04-2017 9:32 pm (4 years ago) | Author: kacy lee
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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.


Posted: at 25-04-2017 09:32 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 25-04-2017 10:00 PM (4 years ago)
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una go hear am!!
Posted: at 25-04-2017 10:00 PM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- morgan1 at 25-04-2017 11:05 PM (4 years ago)
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These guys dey vex ooo,,,,na truck una take load am come???
Posted: at 25-04-2017 11:05 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- jp-free at 26-04-2017 12:49 AM (4 years ago)
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Please, send the news to BBC, CNN,ABC, and Thai news..................not only 9ja dey carry market
Posted: at 26-04-2017 12:49 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Asterimou at 26-04-2017 01:04 AM (4 years ago)
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canned food that is factory sealed! NDLEA actually doing a nice job. They are smart. Kudos
Posted: at 26-04-2017 01:04 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wazubia at 26-04-2017 06:07 AM (4 years ago)
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kill then as the do to our citizens all over the world.
Posted: at 26-04-2017 06:07 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- RRSD71 at 26-04-2017 06:30 AM (4 years ago)
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Why is she smiling? Abi na staged arrest?
Posted: at 26-04-2017 06:30 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- RRSD71 at 26-04-2017 06:30 AM (4 years ago)
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Why is she smiling? Abi na staged arrest?
Posted: at 26-04-2017 06:30 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- victorstic1 at 26-04-2017 06:54 AM (4 years ago)
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BOTH OF THEM ARE SMILING SINCE THEY KNOW IS NAIJA THAT THEY WILL LEAVE THEM
Posted: at 26-04-2017 06:54 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Slimchery at 26-04-2017 08:20 AM (4 years ago)
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Nor b naija, dis people go free if dem speak d language or even dey vip cell
Posted: at 26-04-2017 08:20 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- abrakata at 26-04-2017 12:00 PM (4 years 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.
Posted: at 26-04-2017 12:00 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- stevoo76 at 26-04-2017 12:41 PM (4 years ago)
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Caught with drugs and they are still smiling???
Posted: at 26-04-2017 12:41 PM (4 years ago) | Newbie
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- schmit at 26-04-2017 05:40 PM (4 years ago)
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Na waoo
Posted: at 26-04-2017 05:40 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 27-04-2017 05:50 PM (4 years ago)
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Una go hear
Posted: at 27-04-2017 05:50 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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