Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has recovered 40 bags of cocaine worth N32bn in a consignment at the Tincan Port in Lagos.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the consignment, which arrived Nigeria from Brazil on board a vessel marked MV SPAR SCORPIO was placed on surveillance by the NDLEA for days before two clearing agents showed up to clear it on Monday.
According to the Commander, Tincan Port Command of the NDLEA, Sumaila Ethan, the clearing agents were arrested following the discovery of the substance weighing 43.11kg in the vessel.
“After a thorough search, we discovered 40 compressed parcels, which after laboratory investigations, tested positive for cocaine. The two clearing agents have been taken into custody, while we continue with the investigation. The seizure is no doubt an attestation to the renewed vigour in the operations of the agency.
“The Tincan Port seizure followed the various seizures made at the Lagos and Abuja airports as well as in Edo, Katsina, Nasarawa and Benue states in the last three weeks,” Ethan said.
The Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), who commended the operatives of the Tincan Port Command, charged officers of commands across the country to be vigilant.