Large amount of Loud concealed in loudspeakers at Lagos airport intercepted by NDLEA

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Large amount, Loud, concealed, loudspeakers, Lagos airport, intercepted, NDLEA
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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), have intercepted a large consignment of Loud, a synthetic strong strain of cannabis (Indian hemp) at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos.

This is contained in a statement by the NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said the drugs was concealed in giant loudspeakers tucked in a consolidated cargo imported from New York, United States of America.

He said the giant wooden boxes dressed as sound speakers was seized by NDLEA officers at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO)  import shed of the Lagos airport,

According to him, when it was opened , the sound boxes were stuffed with 60 bags of the expensive but highly sought-after psychoactive substance, Loud, weighing 33.5 kilograms.

“At least, three suspects: a freight agent Akeem Afeez; logistics company manager Babalola Ayodeji and the receiver of the consignment Taiwo Olusegun have been arrested.

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“They were intercepted in follow-up operations between Thursday Feb. 15 and Friday Feb. 16. Afeez was arrested at the airport and Ayodeji was nabbed at his office on Allen Avenue Ikeja.

“Taiwo traced to his residence at 13 Ayo Babatunde Crescent, Lekki Phase1, Lagos, where he was picked on Friday, Feb. 16, “ he said.

Babafemi quoted the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig.- Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the officers and men of the MMIA, for their outstanding feats in the past week.

Marwa equally lauded their counterparts in all the commands across the country for intensifying their WADA advocacy lectures,  thus,  creating a fair balance between their drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts.