By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Parcels of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and Cannabis Sativa packaged for the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Australia, Maldives and New Zealand, have been intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
News of the burst was announced via a statement on Tuesdayby the Director, Media and Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who said that a notorious trafficker, Sikiru Owolabi, who is behind at least two of the parcels has been traced and arrested after days of thorough and systematic surveillance by NDLEA operatives.
Speaking further, Babafemi added that the suspect, Owolabi, who has made useful confessions during interrogations, was tracked after 1kilogramme of cocaine concealed in cream containers and meant for Dublin in Northern Ireland was intercepted at one of the courier firms in Lagos.
Efforts are ongoing to track and arrest other traffickers behind the other unaccompanied illicit drugs packaged as parcels for shipment to Europe.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Buba Marwa, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, in reaction lauded the men and officers involved in the operations to frustrate attempts by drug barons and traffickers to ship illicit drugs overseas through unaccompanied parcels.