The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency recently discovered 193 wraps of cocaine inside packs of sweets at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos.
Anti-narcotics officials reportedly discovered the substance, which tested positive to cocaine and weighed 3.230kgs, in the luggage of a 24- year-old female passenger from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Ahmadu Garba, said the suspect, One Igbinoba Uche Rose who hails from Edo State, was found in possession of the drug while a suspected member of the drug cartel in Lagos was successfully traced and apprehended.
Rose, who concealed 3.230kgs inside sweets, was apprehended at the arrival hall during inward screening of passengers. A suspected member of the cartel, Ofor Kamsochukwu Chimezie was also arrested on a follow-up operation.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah who expressed satisfaction at the arrest, warned drug traffickers to desist from their criminal acts, saying, “Drug criminals should shun their unlawful act because the Agency has perfected strategies to detect narcotics notwithstanding how cleverly they were concealed.