NDLEA Discovers Drugs Abandoned In Imported Praying RugsFeatured, Latest News Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Ruth Bamidele, Lagos
National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency said it has discovered five (5) kilo grammes of high-grade heroin, abandoned by a suspected drug trafficking syndicate.
The drug was hidden inside praying rugs imported from Pakistan, at the Murtalla Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
African Examiner gathered that Narcotic officers of the NDLEA discovered the drugs during inward screening of cargoes on Qatar Airline flight.
Airport commander, Mr. Hamza Umar said that the examination of the consignment was done in the presence of other security agents.
“The consignment was given 100 per cent physical examination in the presence of customs and other security agents.
“During the search, we found thirty-five (35) sachets of brown powdery substance that tested positive for heroin concealed inside praying rugs” he said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade said that Nigeria is winning the drug war against all odds.
He said: “Nigeria is winning the anti-narcotic crusade against all odds. Drug cartels only abandon their drugs when the operating environment is inclement. This is a sign of effective security checks, which is good for the country.
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