The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said that they have detected narcotics hidden inside a consignment of dried fish imported from Thailand at the warehouse of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.
In a statement signed by the agency’s spokesman, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, stated that it had apprehended a 35-year-old customs licensed agent, Chukwu Onyekachi Emmanuel, in connection with the illicit import. Ofoyeju said the shipment was detected during inward screening of goods onboard an Ethiopian airlines flight.
According to the NDLEA airport commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, three different narcotics were found in the consignment containing dried fish. He stated, “Three types of drugs were found concealed in dried fish.
The drugs recovered by the NDLEA during the search operation include 24 packs of morphine injections weighing 14.960kg, 24 packs of pethidine injections weighing 10.820kg and 157 packs of apresoline injections weighing 3.505kg.
“In all a total of 29.285kg was seized and a customs licensed agent who handled the clearance of the shipment had also been apprehended.”