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Strong Cannabis Strain, Colos Consignment Hidden In Boxing Kits From US Intercepted At Lagos Airport

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It was learnt that the consignment was intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2024.

The personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a consignment of Colorado, a very strong strain of cannabis, concealed in boxing kits and imported from the United States of America.

 

It was learnt that the consignment was intercepted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2024.

 

Femi Babafemi, NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy disclosed in a press statement released on Sunday that the consignment arrived in Nigeria on January 1 on an Egypt Airlines flight marked as boxing kits via Cairo.

The statement reads, "A weeklong intelligence-led operation to get the receiver arrested was consummated on Saturday, 6th January following the successful tracking and arrest of 38-year-old Olorunfunmi Saheed Olakunle who distributes the dangerous psychoactive substance to dealers across Lagos state.  

 

"According to Saheed, he delivers such consignments to different recipients whenever his childhood friend, US-based Sagir Salami sends them. The latest shipment has a total weight of 1.80 kilograms.

 

"In the same vein, NDLEA operatives in Niger state on Thursday, 5th January during a stop-and-search operation along Suleja-Kaduna Road intercepted a J5 bus coming from Ondo state to Zaria, Kaduna state with twenty-three (23) bags of cannabis sativa weighing 219.5kg. Two suspects: Umar Musa, 26 and Isachiru Abubakar were arrested in connection with the seizure.

 

"While a female drug trafficker, Queen Onyema, 27, was arrested on Saturday, 6th January in a commercial bus en route Abuja along Okene-Lokoja expressway with 12 compressed blocks of cannabis weighing 4.6kg and 0.046kg designer drugs concealed in an Indomie carton, another suspect Mubarak Sani, 20, was nabbed at Gadar Tamburawa area of Kano on Monday, 1st January with 445.9k kilograms of the same psychoactive substance.

"In Borno, four suspects: Zanna Alhaji Dala, 32; Musa Umar, 21; Mushe Ibrahim, 23, and Shehu Idris, 19 were arrested at Pomfomari bye pass area of the state with 60kg cannabis.

 

"Also, in Osun, NDLEA operatives on patrol along Osogbo-Ode Omu Road on New Year’s Day, Monday 1st January intercepted a consignment of illicit drugs sent through waybill from Lagos to Osogbo. A follow-up operation led to the arrest of Ibrahim Olawale, 43. The drugs recovered include cannabis sativa 10.8kg; Loud 150 grams; Colorado 19 grams; Molly 5 grams, totalling 10.974kg. A digital scale, N18,000 monetary exhibit and customized wrapping papers for Colorado were also seized.”

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