The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected drug traffickers and seized 40 parcels of cocaine weighing 43.11kilogram (100.05pds), with an estimated street value of over N32 billion.
According to the NDLEA, the consignment, which was brought into Nigeria from Brazil on board a vessel marked: MV SPAR SCORPIO, was seized at the Tincan command in Lagos, on Monday, February 8.
The Commander, Tincan Port Command of the NDLEA, Sumaila Ethan, said the consignment containing the illicit drug was put under surveillance for some days until two clearing agents showed up on Monday to clear them.
“After a thorough search, we discovered 40 compressed parcels, which after laboratory investigations tested positive to cocaine. The two clearing agents have been taken into custody while we continue with the investigation,” he said.
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