Sunday, 7 October 2012

NDLEA Dogs Detect N351m Heroin .

sniffer-dogSNIFFER dogs of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have detected three consignments of heroin hidden in various sizes of balls and woolen carpets.
The heroin, which was imported from Pakistan and intercepted at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), has a total weight of 29.260kg.
The rug consignment of 14kg came as cargo on a KLM flight, while the other two consignments of balls weighing 10.230kg and 5.030kg were imported on a Saudi Arabia airline. The estimated street value of the drug according to the NDLEA is N351m.
According to the Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, the goods were abandoned by the importers.
“The drug was factory packed in the cartons containing the balls. The rug concealment was also factory packed because we had to tear and unfasten to recover the drugs. Four rugs were found to contain heroin. So far, no arrest has been made but the cases are under investigation,” Umar explained.
Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, has vowed to incapacitate drug trafficking syndicates in the country through counter measures.
According to him, “every drug seizure is important to us because of the value of the drugs and the fact that every seizure made advances the anti-drug campaign. This seizure is important to the country because the damage it would have caused cannot be quantified.
“Drug trafficking cartels may be sophisticated in drug concealment, but the seizures are indicators of Nigeria’s counter efforts. We will not relent in protecting the country from activities of drug traffickers,” Giade stressed.

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