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Nigeria busts narcotics worth $1.2m

Nigerian authorities have seized a 30kg consignment of methamphetamine valued at $1.2m. The substances seized by the anti-nacotics agency was to be shipped to the UK through the main airport in Lagos. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a statement said the methamphetamine consignment was concealed in powdered custard containers as part of a consolidated cargo going to… Read More
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Nigeria makes its biggest ever cocaine seizure worth over $278m

– – The Nigerian drug enforcement agency has made its biggest seizure of cocaine in the country’s history. Four Nigerian men aged 69, 65, and two 53-year-olds were arrested in different parts of Lagos, officials said. A foreign national was also arrested during the operation, the agency said. In a statement the agency said “At least, four drug barons including… Read More
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Nigerian police probes heroin in baby food

– – Police in Nigeria have intercepted packs of baby food laced with heroin. The baby food items were intercepted at the main airport in Lagos. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the smuggling of 23kg of the drug on a South African Airways from Johannesburg. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has begun investigations into the incident.… Read More
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SA Airways crew held in Hong Kong over drug offences

Two South African Airways (SAA) flight attendants have been detained in Hong Kong on suspicion of drug trafficking. They are accused of carrying cocaine worth $1.9m to the Asian country. The two flight attendants have been in detention since their reported arrest last month. Hong Kong officials say the substance was found with them, but investigations are ongoing into the… Read More