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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Lagos State have seized fresh consignments of Cocaine and Heroin with a combined weight of 16.85 kilograms at the Apapa seaport and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the seized contrabands worth over N4.9 billion in street value
Four persons were said to have been arrested and being investigated for the 13.65kg Cocaine seized on board a ship, MV Karteria that came into the Apapa port from Santos, Brazil on Sunday 7th November, barely three weeks after 32.9kg of Cocaine was intercepted at the port on another vessel, MV Chayanee Naree, also from Santos, Brazil.
Director, Media & Advocacy
NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement .
Babafemi said another five persons were arrested in different parts of Lagos and Delta state in connection to the seizure of 3.200kg Heroin found on a passenger, Christian Osondu at the E- Arrival hall of the MMIA, on Friday 5th November, during the inward clearance of Air Peace flight passengers from South Africa.
He said Ude Onyeka confessed that his elder brother, Ikenna Ude, who is based in South Africa, had instructed him to collect the bag containing the drug and hand over to another person who was supposed to come from Delta State.
A second follow up operation led to the arrest of Abanjo Innocent who came to Lagos from Delta State to pick the bag containing the drug around Cele Bus stop, Okota, on Saturday 6th November
He also confessed that he was contracted by one Oseki Chinedu, who is based in South Africa to travel to Lagos to collect the bag and bring it to Agbor junction, Delta State.
The third follow up operation led to the arrest of Ihator Theophilus Isioma at Agbor Junction, Delta State on Sunday 7th November.