The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has intercepted 22 blocks of heroin weighing 23.55 kilograms concealed in packs of baby food at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Director, Media Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the consignments, worth over N4.5bn, were flown in from South Africa on board a South African Airways flight on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
The statement read in part, “After a series of follow-up operations that led to the arrest of two freight agents, the actual receiver of the drug consignment, Chike Okeke Eweni, who distributes the substance for his South Africa-based partner, was arrested the following day, Thursday, June 30, at a logistics warehouse on Ajao Estate, Ikeja. Chike, who hails from Anaocha LGA, Anambra State, claimed during a preliminary interview that he’s also into fish farming.”
The NDLEA also said it arrested one Muyiwa Bolujoko, who used to work with a public transport company, on Monday, June 29, 2022, for ingesting 90 pellets of cocaine.