Abiola Seun |
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Monday intercepted 105.2 kilogrammes of substance allegedly believed to be cocaine wrapped in 40 packets onboard a vessel; MV SPAR SCORPIO while discharging sugar at Josepdam Terminal, at the Lagos port complex.
However, a reliable source at the Lagos Command of the agency yesterday confirmed to newsmen that the substance intercepted had been confirmed to be cocaine.
The source who wouldn’t want his name in print said the substance was intercepted by NDLEA after receiving intelligence report of the substance onboard the vessel.
However, the Tin-Can Island command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), who subtly confirmed the interception, said it was intercepted during routine discharge of bulk sugar at the Josepdam terminal.
In a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Tin-Can Island command, Uche Ejiesieme, the bags were intercepted by terminal security operatives who however handed over to the Port Security Officer to the Tin-Can Island port manager.
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