The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has made huge seizures of cocaine and heroin, with street values worth over N30 billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The drugs were said to have been seized from Onyejegbu Ifesinachi Jennifer, a 33-year-old lady, who arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 27, from Sao Paulo, Brazil
The seizure weighing 26.840 kilograms is said to be the biggest single seizure from an individual in the past 15 years. The drugs were reportedly seized after she was searched in line with NDLEA protocol profiling passengers from high risk countries.
The drugs were concealed inside 16 pieces of duvet contained in her two travel bags. The street value of one of the pieces is put at over N21 million.
According to NDLEA official, “Field test was conducted on the recovered substances and proved positive to Cocaine and weighed 26.850kilograms. The suspect who is a hair stylist and based in Brazil was interviewed and she confessed to have agreed to smuggle the hard drug for the sum of N2 million only.
Although she refused to disclose the names of her associates, she mentioned that she was asked to hand over the drugs to another person.”