NDLEA Makes Huge Drug Seizure: Skunk and Indian Hemp Intercepted in Lagos and Ogun
In Lagos and Ogun, the NDLEA has seized a variety of illegal drugs including Skunk and Indian hemp. Mr. Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA spokesperson, announced on Sunday in Abuja that operatives intercepted a Toyota Sienna vehicle driven by Mukaila Idowu, carrying 88.3kg of Skunk at Otedola Bridge in the Ikeja area of Lagos. He also reported that Joseph Friday was apprehended on Saturday at Iyana Ira in Lagos with 58.7kg of Indian hemp concealed in his Toyota Camry.Additionally, on May 3, NDLEA operatives uncovered a mini factory where Bakare Taofeek was producing “skucchies” near Safari Onikolobo in Abeokuta. According to Babafemi, the items discovered from the factory were 4kg of black currant drink mixed with Indian hemp, 255 litres of “skucchies,” and 1,880 tablets of tramadol. Other items confiscated included three deep freezers, 735 grams of Indian hemp, two gas cylinders, and two cooking pots.Furthermore, NDLEA officers who were assigned to courier companies intercepted blocks of compressed brown methamphetamine, which were packaged as soap bars and weighed 1.54 kilograms, bound for Australia. The seizure, which occurred on Tuesday at a courier facility in Lagos, was a follow-up to a previous interception of 3.389kg of the same substance on February 23. Babafemi also stated that a suspected drug courier, Paul Adetigbe, who delivered the previous parcel, was apprehended with the latest shipment.