A 19-year-old student, Benjamin Nnamani Daberechi, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for attempting to export 7.2 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed in crayfish to Europe, where he was going for undergraduate studies.

According to Sahara Reporters, Daberechi was intercepted during an outward clearance of passengers on Turkish Airlines flight TK 0624. Upon a thorough search of his luggage, Daberechi was found in possession of 7.2kg of whitish substance neatly concealed inside a sack of crayfish. A field test of the substance proved positive to Methamphetamine. Operations of the Tincan Port Command of the Agency intercepted 116.5kg consignment of Colorado, a strong strain of cannabis concealed in bags hidden in a heap of used vehicle parts on the floor of a container marked FCIU 8459700, bearing three units of used vehicles imported from Toronto, Canada. Based on intelligence, the Agency had requested for a 100% examination of the container, which arrived at the TICT terminal of the port on 14th June.

A joint examination with the Nigeria Customs, DSS, and other stakeholders on Tuesday 11th July led to the discovery of 233 parcels of the illicit substance stashed inside travelling bags on the floor of the container, covered with used vehicles spare parts. Attempts to export various quantities of illicit substances through courier companies were equally thwarted by NDLEA operatives of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigations, DOGI in Lagos.

Three suspects were arrested for attempting to send 151,700 pills of opioids to Kaduna, 4.830kg skunk was discovered at another courier firm in a shipment from Douala, Cameroon passing through Nigeria to Oman, and a Lekki Lagos-based female lawyer, Ebikpolade Helen, was arrested in a follow-up operation in Awka, Anambra state following an earlier seizure of 5kg cannabis and 12 bottles of prepared skuchies in her apartment at Lekki.

In Ondo state, operatives stormed a building at Ehin-Ala, Akure South LGA, where one suspect, Abubakar Zayanu Gyambar, was arrested with 162 jumbo bags of skunk weighing 1,944 kilograms. A total of 45.41kg cannabis was recovered from Adam Hassan, 27, along Inga wa-Mani-Mashi Road, Katsina enroute Niger Republic, while 70kg of the same substance was seized from Mamman Nur Shettima on Saturday 15th July. A total of 912,600 pills of pharmaceutical opioids including tramadol were recovered from two commercial vehicles; one coming from Lagos to Kano, the other was intercepted along Abuja-Jere-Kaduna expressway, with a suspect, Sahabi Lawal, 25, arrested. In Borno state, 32-year-old Umar Tijjani Mustapha was arrested at Gangamari, MMC, with 55.25kg skunk on Thursday 13th July.