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NDLEA confiscate over N600M worth of drugs at Port Harcourt airport



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has reportedly seized over N600 million worth of Drugs at Port Harcourt airport.

NDLEA Commander at the international Airport Command, Isaac Aloye, disclosed this on Tuesday, June 28 while briefing Channels Television on the activities of the Command in the past four months in line with the International Day Against Drug Abuse which was marked this Sunday on June 26.

Aloye said that 37.6 Kilogram of Cocaine said to worth about N680 million have been intercepted within the period and five suspects were arrested.

According to him, some of the suspects were returnees from Brazil who concealed the drugs in tyres of lawn mowers, duvets, and cosmetics bottles to beat their checks.

Substantial parts of these drugs are even meant for local consumption and circulation within Rivers State here. You know the kind of massive impact it will have in the minds of our citizens,” he said.

He continued further:

From our own arrest here, we didn’t just pick these people. Immediately they arrive, we try to debrief them. We try to find out who and who are waiting for them to pick them up from the airport.

What happened in the last couple of months is that they are looking at this airport as an easy way out.”

He vowed that the Port Harcourt International Airport will no longer be an easy way out for drug traffickers no matter their antics.

This comes as he warns that his guys have grown more thorough in their operations and are also running large sensitization campaigns in schools and churches to discourage young people from becoming involved in drug trafficking and abuse.

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