Drug law agency intercepts large consignment of cannabis concealed in loudspeakers at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a large consignment of Loud, a synthetic strong strain of cannabis (Indian hemp), at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos.

Penpushing reports that this was made known in a statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, adding that the drugs were concealed in giant loudspeakers tucked in a consolidated cargo imported from New York, United States of America (USA).

The spokesperson explained that the giant wooden boxes dressed as sound speakers were seized by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) import shed of the Lagos airport.

Penpushing further reports that Babafemi pointed out that when they were opened, the sound boxes were stuffed with 60 bags of the expensive but highly sought-after psychoactive substance, Loud, weighing 33.5 kilograms.

‘At least three suspects: a freight agent, Akeem Afeez; logistics company manager, Babalola Ayodeji, and the receiver of the consignment, Taiwo Olusegun, have been arrested. They were intercepted in follow-up operations between Thursday, 15, and 16 of February. Afeez was arrested at the airport, and Ayodeji was nabbed at his office on Allen Avenue, Ikeja. Taiwo was traced to his residence at 13 Ayo Babatunde Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, where he was picked up on Friday, Feb. 16,” he said.

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