A 34 year old South American man is currently cooling his heels in the custody of the National Drug law enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Dadda Lorenzo Harvy Albert was arrested for bringing into Nigeria 117 parcels of cocaine concealed an extra large latex condoms Factory parked inside bottles of 100 ml body spray.
The suspect claimed he departed his country Suriname, located in Northeastern coast of South America for South polio Brazil and from Sao Paulo to Nigeria last Friday on board Qatar Airways flight in search of as a long-lost Nigerian father whom he called “Omini”.
In the same vein, NDLEA officers at Tincan seaport in Lagos also intercepted 110 parcels of Colorado, a strain of cannabis, weighing 55kg hidden in a container.
The illicit consignment was discovered during a joint examination of the cargo by NDLEA and other port stakeholders.
The seizure was part of a total of 1,559.3 kilograms (1.5 tons) of the psychoactive substance seized during interdiction operations in five states in the past week.
Two suspects: Nura Ibrahim, 40, and Habibu Sadiq, 38, were also arrested with 120 blocks of cannabis weighing 148.7kg along Zaria-Kano road, Kano on Sunday 2nd April, not less than 418.5kg of the same substance and a sienna space bus used in conveying it were recovered on Thursday 6th April at a notorious drug hub, Patey, Lagos Island. Another suspect, Azi Solomon was arrested same day at Ojota garage while attempting to move 23kg cannabis to another state.
Also two suspects: Abubakar Abdulahi and Stanley Tobias were arrested on Friday 7th April, with 108,000 tablets of tramadol at Oyingbo motor park in Lagos mainland.
In Imo, NDLEA operatives on routine patrol along Owerri – Onitsha expressway intercepted a commercial bus from which a total of 37, 210 pills of opioids and 30 bottles of codeine syrup were recovered and three suspects arrested in follow up operations.