The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has disclosed that over 22,160 kilograms of Codeine syrup, Methamphetamine and Skunk have been seized at Apapa Seaport and a notorious drug den, Akala, Mushin, Lagos in two major operations in the state by its operatives.
The agency added that a total of 14,080kg codeine syrup (8,080 litres) and 4,352.43kg cold caps used to conceal the former in a 40ft container imported from India, were intercepted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at the Apapa port, Cannabis/ Loud/Skunk imported from Ghana and Methamphetamine weighing 3,727.72kg were seized in an early morning raid at Akala, Mushin where 17 suspects including five females were arrested on Thursday, February 3. The seizure at the Lagos seaport followed intelligence from foreign partners and cooperation of other port stakeholders, the agency said. At Akala, NDLEA Strike Force operatives in their numbers with support from the military stormed fortified warehouses in the drug den and evacuated bags and bottles of cannabis, loud, skunk, skuchies and methamphetamine as well as the 17 suspects for further investigation. Meanwhile, a female drug kingpin, Mrs. Jemilat Seriki, who is one of the owners of 12,385 pellets of Loud imported from Ghana and intercepted at Eko Atlantic beach, Victoria Island Lagos on Saturday 27th November, 2021, has been arrested by narcotic officers after weeks of manhunt.
Mrs. Seriki, a.k.a Iya Ilorin admitted being the owners of the consignments seized, adding that her bags of drugs had ‘Jah Bless’ written on them. When eventually identified and sorted, she has 16 bags with the inscription containing drugs weighing 668.85kg. The agency further said, “In Niger State, a 64-year-old former Divisional Police Officer of Idanre Police station, Ondo State, who was dismissed from service for drug offences, Mr. Monday George Chika, has again been arrested with an accomplice, Emmanuel Eniola, 40, with 280 blocks of compressed cannabis weighing 168kg. They were arrested on Sunday, 30th January in Mokwa, Niger State, after their Toyota Avalon car marked EKY 429 BZ (Lagos) loaded with the substance at Idanre and heading to Kanji, Borgu area of the state was intercepted