6.158kg of heroin was abandoned at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos according to The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The consignment, which originated from Pakistan, was left unclaimed on the conveyor belt at the arrival hall during the inward screening of passengers on an Etihad Airways flight.
NDLEA commander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba said that the abandoned heroin was hidden inside a bag of clothes.
“Officers detected 6.158kg of heroin hidden amidst clothes in the abandoned luggage.
Two suspected drug traffickers were also apprehended at the airport while attempting to smuggle 2.035kg of cocaine concealed in cassava flour to Nairobi, Kenya and 2.485kg of cannabis to Qatar.
Oluwasheto Abiodun, a 39-year-old electrician, was found in possession of 2.035kg of cocaine while Ibe Divine, a 33-year-old welder, was caught with 2.485kg of cannabis. Both cases are currently under investigation,” he stated. Abiodun told officials that he was asked to send the drug to Nairobi by his childhood friend.
“I am an electrician based in Lagos. My childhood friend asked me to buy perfumes, sun glasses and shirts for him. After I bought the items, he then called that somebody will give me cassava flour to add and send to Nairobi in Kenya. However, during search operation at the airport, two parcels of cocaine weighing 2.035 were hidden inside the flour. This was what led to my arrest. I was only given the sum of N300,000 to buy the items, but my action has led me into detention.”
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