NDLEA Makes Largest Seizure in History, Recovers Drug Worth N193bn in Lagos Warehouse

NDLEA Makes Largest Seizure in History, Recovers Drug Worth N193bn in Lagos Warehouse

  • Again, some personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided a major warehouse in Lagos state
  • This time around, they seized 1.8tons (1,855kgs) of crack cocaine worth over $278, 250,000, or about N194, 775,000,000 in street value, at a major warehouse in Ikorodu
  • NDLEA’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, while confirming the development in Abuja, disclosed that the seizures appear to be the largest single cocaine seizure in the agency’s history

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have busted a major warehouse in a secluded estate in Ikorodu area of Lagos state where 1.8tons (1,855kgs) of cocaine worth over $278,250,000, equivalent of about N194,775,000,000 in street value were seized.

Reacting, the spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, on Monday in Abuja, said that the seizures appear to be the biggest singular cocaine seizure in the history of the agency’s operations, Daily Trust reported.

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NDLEA, Ikorodu, Lagos state
NDLEA seizes N193billion worth of cocaine crack in Lagos. Photo credit: NDLEA
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According to him, at least, four drug barons including a Jamaican and the warehouse manager were arrested in the well-coordinated and intelligence-led operation that lasted two days across different locations in Lagos state.

NDLEA official speaks

Babafemi said:

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“Kingpins of the cocaine cartel in custody include: Messrs Soji Jibril, 69, an indigene of Ibadan, Oyo state; Emmanuel Chukwu, 65, who hails from Ekwulobia, Anambra State; Wasiu Akinade, 53, from Ibadan, Oyo State; Sunday Oguntelure, 53, from Okitipupa, Ondo State and Kelvin Smith, 42, a native of Kingston, Jamaica.
“They are all members of an international drug syndicate that the agency has been trailing since 2018.”

The agency further confirmed the development by sharing photos of the drug barons, on its official Facebook page.

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