The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a large consignment of Canadian Loud, an imported strong synthetic strain of cannabis, packaged in 324 bags with a gross weight of 111.2 kilograms in Onikan area of Lagos Island, Lagos State while being conveyed for distribution in an unregistered Grand Caravan vehicle by a 42-year-old suspect, Taofeek Yusuf.
NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, om Sunday, said the arrest of Taofeek and seizure of the imported consignment late in the night on Friday, January 12, 2024 followed credible intelligence on the heels of the arrest of another drug trafficking suspect, Godwin ThankGod, the previous day Thursday, January 11, 2024 by NDLEA officers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.
Godwin, who was heading to Italy, was intercepted while attempting to board a Royal Air Maroc flight with quantities of codeine-based syrup and rohypnol concealed in his luggage.
The suspect, who is a regular traveller, was arrested during a search of his luggage at the Departure Gate of Terminal 2 of the airport.
The search led to the discovery of five cartons consisting 50 bottles of codeine syrup and 300 tablets of rohypnol.
In the same vein, NDLEA operatives at the SAHCO import shed of the import on Friday, January 12 recovered 30,000 packs of tramadol 225mg consisting 300,000 pills.
The consignment, which came from Karachi, Pakistan on KLM Royal Dutch Airline, with airway bill number 074-62674964, was taken into custody following a joint examination with other security agencies at the airport.
Meanwhile, various quantities of tramadol and cannabis sativa concealed in soles of sports canvas shoes going to Oman as well as another consignment of tramadol and rohypnol hidden in spices heading to the United Kingdom were intercepted at two courier firms in Lagos by NDLEA operatives of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigation (DOGI) on Tuesday, January 9.
The NDLEA also said its operatives in Oyo State on Thursday, January 11 raided a clandestine skuchies factory operated by Oyadeji Dimeji, 28, in Moniya area of Ibadan where 76.6kg of cannabis sativa, 134 grams of tramadol, 93 grams of rophynol and 50 litres of already produced skuchies, a liquid mixture containing various types of psychoactive substances, were recovered. (Leadership)