NDLEA seizes illicit drug consignment at Lagos airport, intercepts 5 pregnant teenagers

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From Godwin Tsa, Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have aborted fresh attempts to export various quantities of methamphetamine and skunk by members of some transnational drug trafficking organisations through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, and courier companies in Lagos.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement, yesterday, said operatives of the agency  intercepted the illicit drug consignments concealed in different items.

“At the Lagos airport, NDLEA operatives on Tuesday September 12 intercepted an intending passenger going to Oman, Ugwu Peter Tochukwu, while trying to board a Qatar Airways flight. Upon a thorough search of his luggage, 7.50 kilograms of skunk were discovered concealed inside crayfish mixed with dry bitter leaf.

“In another operation, NDLEA officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations attached to some courier companies also intercepted Dubai-bound 2.9 kilograms of skunk and 14 grams of methamphetamine concealed in bags of semovita and soles of ladies’ high heel shoes, respectively,” the statement read.

In Imo State, operatives on patrol along Aba-Owerri expressway, last Wednesday, intercepted five pregnant teenage girls suspected to be victims of child trafficking used as a baby factory.

They were picked up while being relocated from their hideout in the Naze area of Owerri to the Ikenegbu area of the state capital.

The victims include: Chioma Emmanuel, 15; Uma Faith, 15; Divine Adimonye, 17; Opara Gift, 15; and…

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