The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in two major operations,  seized over 22,160 kilograms of Codeine syrup, Methamphetamine and Skunk.

The seizures were made at Apapa seaport and a notorious drug den, Akala, Mushin, Lagos.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said while a total of 14,080kg codeine syrup (8,080 litres) and 4,352.43kg cold caps used to conceal the former in a 40ft container imported from India, were intercepted on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022 at the Apapa port, Cannabis/Loud/Skunk imported from Ghana and Methamphetamine weighing 3,727.72kg were seized in an early morning raid at Akala, Mushin.

Babafemi said 17 suspects, including five female were arrested on Thursday 3rd of February, 2022.

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

“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.

 

“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,” he said.

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