Hard drug suspected to be Cannabis indica (Colorado), imported through the Tin Can seaport, has been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The substance, made of 94 parcels, was said to have weighed 43. 4kg.
The agency, while confirming the report in a statement by its Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, in Abuja, hinted the the substance was uncovered on January 13th, 2022.
“When operatives intercepted the drug inside a 40ft container from Canada; the exhibit was concealed inside a Toyota Camry car.
“This came on the heels of a similar seizure on Jan. 11th of 59 parcels of Colorado (17.3kg) concealed in a Mercedes Benz vehicle imported from Canada, ” he said.
Also it added that, NDLEA operatives have frustrated an attempt by drug traffickers to export 73 parcels of cannabis (34.05kg) concealed in foodstuff plastic containers to the United Kingdom.
This was through the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) export shed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos on Jan. 8th
According to Babafemi the operatives also intercepted another 50 parcels of cannabis consignment (27.25kg) meant for the United States, at the export shed of the airport on Tuesday Jan. 11th.
He said that at least three suspects have so far been arrested in connection with airport seizure.