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NDLEA seizes 22,160kg codeine, meth, cannabis in Lagos

Over 22,160 kilogramms of codeine syrup, methamphetamine and cannabis have been seized at Apapa seaport and a notorious drug den, Akala, Mushin, Lagos in two major operations by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said a total of 14,080kg Codeine syrup (8,080 litres) and 4,352.43kg cold caps used to conceal the drugs in a 40-foot container imported from India were intercepted on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022 at the Apapa port.

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He added that Cannabis imported from Ghana and Methamphetamine weighing 3,727.72kg were seized in a morning raid at Akala, Mushin where 17 suspects including five females were arrested on Thursday 3rd February.

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Babafemi said the seizure at the Lagos seaport followed intelligence from foreign partners and cooperation of other port stakeholders.

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“At Akala, NDLEA Strike Force operatives in their numbers with support from the military stormed fortified warehouses in the drug den and evacuated bags and bottles of cannabis, loud, skunk, skuchies and methamphetamine as well as the 17 suspects for further investigation,” he said.

The statement explained that a female drug kingpin, Mrs. Jemilat Seriki, who is one of the owners of 12,385 pellets of Loud imported from Ghana and intercepted at Eko Atlantic beach, Victoria Island Lagos on Saturday 27th November 2021, has been arrested by narcotic officers after weeks of manhunt.

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It reads: “Mrs. Seriki, a.k.a Iya Ilorin admitted being one the owners of the consignments seized, adding that her bags of drugs had ‘Jah Bless’ written on them. When eventually identified and sorted, she has 16 bags with the inscription containing drugs weighing 668.85kg.

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