Posted on Wed 26 Apr 2017, 08:53 AM
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Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have apprehended 2 Brazilian drug suspects over unlawful importation of canned whitish substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The suspects who claimed to be tourists were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos with the canned cocaine amidst personal effects inside their luggage.

NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba gave the names of the suspects as Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36, found with 9.400kg of cocaine in her bag and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, found with 14.465kg of cocaine in his bag.

The total weight of the cocaine seizure is 23.865kg with an estimated street value of about ₦310m.

According to the NDLEA, Nigeria-Brazil cocaine trafficking route has gained notoriety over the years; but this is the first arrest of Brazilians with cocaine at the Lagos airport. The tins were factory-sealed such that officers had to cut it open to discover the concealed drugs.

Several canned drugs had been uncovered at the Lagos airport in the past. This development has not come as a surprise to narcotic investigators because drug cartels are always adopting new strategies of smuggling drugs.

 

 

 

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