442 parcels of Crystal Methamphetamine concealed in heads of smoked fishes packed in cartons for export to Dubai, United Arab Emirates have been intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The hard drugs were reportedly uncovered by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) through the SAHCO export shed of the airport.
According to a statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, the 11.90kg consignment was brought on Friday, August 5, 2022 by a 32-year-old freight agent, Adekunle Paul, from Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State.
He explained that Paul was promptly arrested upon the discovery that the seven cartons he presented for export contained parcels of the dangerous drug wrapped with foil paper and concealed in the heads of hundreds of smoked catfish.
He further said that “The next day, Saturday 6th August, another consignment containing 1.45kg cannabis concealed inside granulated melon and crayfish and packed among other food condiments going to Dubai, UAE was also intercepted by NDLEA operatives.
They however arrested the freight agent, Ajisefini Lateef, that presented the cargo for export at the SAHCO shed who is said to be a 39-year-old agent, from Abeokuta West LGA, Ogun State.