NDLEA intercepts drugs packed in foodstuffs

NDLEA intercepts drugs packed in foodstuffs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend intercepted a large volume of methamphetamine and ephedrine exports weighing 576 kilogrammes and valued at N4.6billion packed inside noodles, cereals and palm oil billed for South Africa at the Apapa Port. The NDLEA also arrested a suspect, Mr Tochukwu Harris Ubah, 42, in connection with the drugs, who is believed to be coordinating a large volume of methamphetamine and ephedrine distribution in the country.

The anti-narcotic agency said Ubah who operates with three different names was apprehended at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport after intense undercover operations in connection with illegal exportation of 576kgs of narcotics to Durban, South Africa through Apapa Port by the Special Enforcement Team (SET) of the NDLEA.

“The drug made up of 266kgs of methamphetamine and 310kgs of ephedrine valued at N4.6 billion were hidden inside noodles, cereals and palm oil. Preliminary investigations by the NDLEA revealed that the suspect, Tochukwu Harris Ubah is also known as Etochukwu Alaek Weubah and Eto Ubah. It was gathered that the 42-year-old has a company, Visoch Resources Limited, which he uses as a cover for his clandestine drug business,” the agency said in a statement yesterday. Read more

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