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NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine in Abuja airport

The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of cocaine.
That is contained in a press release signed by the NDLEA airport Commander, Mr Kabir Tsakuwa on Monday in Abuja.

The assertion signed by the company’s Spokesman, Deputy Commander of Narcotics (DCN) Jonah Achema, stated the illicit substance hid in two suite circumstances was the biggest single seizure by the Command.

He famous that the 2 unaccompanied and unclaimed swimsuit circumstances had been found after the arrival of Ethiopian Airline, ET 910 in Abuja from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In response to him, throughout the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command turned suspicious upon noticing that the 2 transient circumstances had been deserted on the conveyor belt with none of the passengers claiming them.

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Tsakuwa directed the officers to control the swimsuit circumstances and knowledgeable the Airline and its handlers of NDLEA’s curiosity within the baggage.

In response to him, after few days of not claiming the baggage, we formally contacted the station Supervisor of Ethiopian Airline and the Nigerian Aviation Dealing with Firm (NAHCO Aviance) being the handler for the Airline, indicating the suspicion of the company of the suitcases.

“I positioned a standing order that NDLEA ought to be invited earlier than the baggage can be launched to the proprietor or within the occasion that the baggage can be returned to the purpose of embarkation.

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“After many weeks of no declare by the homeowners, we knowledgeable the Airline on the necessity for search to be carried out on the unclaimed swimsuit circumstances.

“The Airline officers, together with the luggage handler together with the Division of State Providers, Aviation Safety and Nigeria Customs Service had been invited to NDLEA Workplace the place the search was carried out.

“The primary unclaimed swimsuit case was searched and located with three blankets out of which two contained parcel of clear nylon which housed whitish substances suspected to be arduous medication.

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“Subject take a look at proved optimistic for cocaine and weighed 10.750kg.

“The second unclaimed swimsuit case contained twenty-two packet shirts, one parcel of drug was hid in every of the shirts and lined with a blue carbon paper containing a clear nylon.

“The substance was additionally area examined and proved optimistic for cocaine and weighed 11.150KG. The second swimsuit case had a baggage tag with a reputation Nze Lusaka U. The drug seized made a complete of 21.9kg,” he stated.

Tsakuwa added that investigation was ongoing and that the Command was at the moment liaising with Ethiopian Airline to get extra info to be able to unravel the identification of the couriers.

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