- Drug traffickers who work with syndicates in Canada, UAE and the Philippines have been nabbed in Nigeria
- The arrest was recently done by the NDLEA in Lagos state
- According to the agency, some of the drugs were hidden in the statue of the Holy Mary
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos state has announced the seizure of hard substances concealed in the statue of the Holy Mary.
NDLEA's spokesman, Femi Babafemi, on Saturday, April 24, revealed that the drugs, 140grammes of Methamphetamine, were expected to be delivered in the Philippines.
Babafemi said the illicit substance was packaged by an illegal courier company.
Moreover, he disclosed that another 500grammes of heroin hidden in auto spare parts and intended to be sent to Canada were seized from a second courier firm.
Even more, the agency's mouthpiece said a package of 3.1 kg of Indian hemp concealed inside spices, and another package of one kilogramme of Indian hemp found inside local herbs were seized.
Babafemi revealed that both packages were to be delivered to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The agency made the disclosure on Monday, March 8, in a statement issued by Babafemi.
Babafemi stated that the illicit drugs were discovered by the Anambra state command of the agency. According to the spokesperson, 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroin were the quantity recovered.
The NDLEA did not mention the name of the traditional ruler in whose palace the drugs were found.
''In a related development, operatives of the Anambra state command of the Agency have recovered 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroine concealed in the palace of a prominent traditional ruler in the state.''
The Anambra command of the NDLEA said it has commenced investigations to unravel how the illicit drugs were hidden in the palace.