The police, Customs and NDLEA on August 6, 2020, inspected an intercepted container discovered to contain illegal drugs. The police, Customs, and NDLEA on August 6, 2020, inspected an intercepted container discovered to harbour illegal drugs.
The police in Apapa Area Command of Lagos State have intercepted a 40-foot container laden with drugs suspected to be Tramadol and codeine.
The container was intercepted on water and taken to a bonded terminal in Apapa.
The Area B Commander has recently intercepted similar imports and has transferred the case and two suspects to government prosecutors.
The container is expected to also be handed over to appropriate authorities for further investigation and prosecution.
On Tuesday, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, hinted that drug trafficking was one of the factors fueling insecurity across the country.
Drug addiction and trafficking were one of the major issues the Federal Executive Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, discussed at its last meeting, according to Monguno.
According to him, Nigeria has moved from a transit hub to a drug production centre. He noted that 17 meth labs were recently shut down in the country and called for a wholesome national approach to stopping the drug menace.