Olaleye Idowu

Barely few hours that the Drug Law agency intercepted a substance suspected to be hemp from a 70-year-old man who accordingly is said to be a Boko-haram drug supplier in Niger state, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has again grab other Illicit Drugs worth N2bn at the Murtala International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja with three suspects.

One of the suspects, Aniede Chimezie Bright, was arrested on Sunday, 28th March, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc, with 7.1kg of methamphetamine carefully concealed in food spices and packed in a Swiss polo suitcase. The illicit substance was bound for Spain with street value of over N2 billion.

According to the commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, “Unarguably, the closure of borders occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the surge in the price of these drugs. For instance, the price of meth in Australia had increased from 200 dollars to 600 dollars per gramme due to supply cut, hence the desperation by the traffickers and barons alike.”

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