Drug War: NDLEA intercepts N1.1bn travellers’ cheques, 10.89kg cocaine at Lagos airport

Written by on May 1, 2022


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has intercepted travellers’ cheques in different foreign currencies with a total value of One Billion, One Hundred and Fifty Seven Million, Six Hundred and Seventy Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Nine Naira and Ninety Two Kobo (N1,157, 670,469.92) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

A statement by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi said,. “At least, a suspect, Oguma Richard Uchenna has been arrested in connection to the attempt to export the cheques, which were neatly concealed inside four bound hard cover books disguised as academic project literatures, to the United Kingdom.

In the same vein, operatives of NDLEA at the airport have foiled attempts by drug traffickers to smuggle into Nigeria 10.89kilograms of cocaine through a Qatar Airways flight.

Meanwhile, raid operations in Kaduna, Ondo and Akwa Ibom state have led to the seizure of about 2,000kg of Tramadol, Codeine, Cannabis and Heroin.

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