NDLEA Burns Parts Of Cocaine Seized In Lagos

...Remnant To Be Used For Prosecution Of Arrested Suspects ...the suspects were brought to witness the procedure and sign the certificate of destruction

The National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has burnt part of the cocaines seized in Lagos following a Federal High court order, reports.

NDLEA Burns Parts Of Cocaine Seized In Lagos
NDLEA Burns Parts Of Cocaine Seized In Lagos

Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement Tuesday, recalled that the NDLEA had in a well-coordinated and intelligence-led operation that lasted two days last week stormed a hidden warehouse at 6 Olukunola street, Solebo estate Ikorodu, Lagos State where 1.8 tons of cocaine were recovered and five suspects including a Jamaican were arrested.

“Following the historical seizure, which is the largest in the Agency’s history, an order of the Federal High Court in Lagos was obtained for the public destruction of the consignment.

Speaking at the venue of the public destruction of the cocaine haul, Marwa, represented by the agency’s Director, Prosecution and Legal Services, Deputy Commander General of Narcotics (DCGN) Sunday Joseph, said the sheer volume of the drug haul, with street value put at $278, 250,000, equivalent to N194, 775,,000, speaks volume about the extent of the nefarious activities of the drug underworld.

He said this has made it imperative for Nigerians to continue to support NDLEA in the renewed war against illicit drugs.

According to him, out of the 1.8-ton seizure, 1,828 blocks of the cocaine will be crushed and set ablaze while the remnant will be secured for purpose of prosecution of the suspects were brought to witness the procedure and sign the certificate of destruction.

“The Agency is proceeding with the prosecution of those arrested in connection with this consignment. On this, the public rest assured that NDLEA shall pursue the trial to a logical conclusion.

“Since January 25, 2021, when we commenced our offensive action against drug traffickers, the agency has secured record convictions. Presently, 2, 904 drug offenders are serving various jail terms, while other cases are ongoing in court, which we are confident will end in positive results too.

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