The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has Seized 40 parcels of cocaine weighing 43.11kilogram with an estimated street value of over N32 billion naira in its offensive action against drug barons and cartels in Nigeria.
A statement by the agency said that the consignment containing the illicit drug, was put under surveillance by operatives of the Tincan Command of the NDLEA for some days, until two clearing agents showed up on Monday, February 8, 2021 to clear it.
According to the Commander, Tincan Port Command of the NDLEA, Sumaila Ethan, the two clearing agents were promptly arrested and the consignment, brought into Nigeria from Bazil on board a vessel marked MV SPAR SCORPIO, was properly searched.
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While commending the Commander, officers and men of the Tincan Port Command for the operation, the NDLEA Boss Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd)charged them and other Commands across the country, to remain vigilant and on red alert.
Edited by Tunde Orebiyi.