The Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) seized 40 packages of cocaine weighing 43.11 kg, with an estimated road worth of greater than N32 billion in Porto Tincan in Lagos.
The cargo containing the illicit drug was beneath surveillance by brokers of NDLEA’s Tincan Command for a number of days, till two dispatchers confirmed up on Monday, February 8, 2021 to launch it.
The port commander, Sumaila Ethan, stated the 2 dispatchers have been instantly arrested and the cargo, which was introduced from Brazil to Nigeria on board a MV SPAR SCORPIO branded ship, was searched.
“After an intensive search, we discovered 40 compressed packages that, after laboratory investigations, examined optimistic for cocaine. The 2 clearing brokers have been detained whereas we continued the investigation. The seizure is undoubtedly a testomony to the renewed vigor within the company’s operations. We thank our President / Chief Govt, Common Buba Marwa, who offered steerage on all operations, ”he stated.
In praising the commander, officers and males of the Port of Tincan Command for the operation, Common Marwa instructed them and different instructions throughout the nation to stay vigilant and on crimson alert.
“The successes that we’re seeing over the previous three weeks can solely function a problem to lift the bar and do extra. We are going to proceed to do our greatest to encourage the company’s officers and males, and in return we hope for complete dedication, dedication to work and self-discipline in order that we will collectively obtain the aim of ridding our nation of illicit medicine, ”he stated.