Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted illicit drugs worth over N2billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, in Lagos and three suspected traffickers arrested.
One of the suspects, Aniede Chimezie Bright was arrested on Sunday, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc.
He imported 7.1 Kg of Methamphetamine carefully concealed in food spices and packed in a Swiss polo suit case. The illicit substance was bound for Spain with street value of over N2 billion.
In a related development, the Command equally intercepted one Bamidele Babatunde Adeyemo at SAHCO export shed of the airport with 800grammes of cannabis sativa while operatives also seized 19.950kg of green leaves suspected to be khat. The cannabis cleverly concealed in foodstuff was bound for Dubai, UAE.
One Asonye Christian have been arrested in connection to the seizure, while investigations are ongoing with a view to establishing more leads and getting the owner of the khat leaves arrested.
See video of the drug being uncovered by NDLEA personnel