By G9ija

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives have intercepted consignments of illicit drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine and its precursor chemical, ephedrine going to the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Cyprus at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and some courier companies.

Director, Media & Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a Sunday statement.
Babafemi said that at least three traders at the Trade Fair Complex in Ojo area of Lagos: Nwudele Basil Christopher; Chiedu Ezenwani Francis and Donatus Nwojiji have been arrested in connection with attempts to export 52.10 kilograms of ephedrine, a precursor chemical and active ingredient for the production of methamphetamine, concealed in bunches of fishing threads and packed among other items in jumbo sacks that were intercepted at the SAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport on Sunday 31st January and Monday 1st February.

The NDLEA spokesman said it took the painstaking efforts of operatives and deployment of sniffer dogs to be able to discover the complex mode of concealment of the illicit substance.