HeadlinesIllicit Trade NDLEA seizes drugs concealed inside religious statue, auto parts in Lagos By maritimemag April 25, 2021 ShareTweet 0 Chinazor Megbolu The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 140 grammes of methamphetamine concealed in a religious statue, bound for Philippines in Lagos. The spokesman, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi in a statement at the weekend, also said the agency intercepted 500 grammes of heroin hidden in automobile spare parts en route Canada as well. “3.1 kilogrammes of cannabis concealed inside spices and local herbs were also intercepted in a package bound for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The narcotics agents from the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations seized 500 grammes of heroin going to Canada and hidden inside auto spare parts from one of the courier firms, while 140 grammes of Methamphetamine going to Philippines and concealed inside statue of Mary was seized in another courier company. “The Director, Operations and General Investigations, Adeyemi Adeofe disclosed that 3.1 kg of cannabis going to UAE concealed inside spices, and another kilogramme of cannabis going to UAE concealed inside local herbs, were intercepted and seized,” Babafemi said. The agency, however, noted that four suspects were arrested in the two operations carried out on Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, the Chairman, NDLEA, Maj. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), while commending the various commands for the seizures and arrests, charged them to do more towards tackling the scourge of drug abuse and trafficking in Nigeria. © 2021, maritimemag. All rights reserved.