NDLEA seizes 56.25KG of heroin
THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 56.25 kilogrammes of heroin in Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
An airport taxi driver has already been declared wanted in connection with the importation of the prohibited drug.
The seizure, which was made at the cargo section of the international airport, was concealed inside car shock absorbers which were traced to a Pakistan-based drug trafficking cartel.
An airport taxi driver, Kamoru Ayinde Gbadamosi, who has been on the run since the seizure, described as the single largest of heroin made in 2009 was made on Thursday December 31, 2009, is on the list of most wanted persons in connected with hard drug.
He is believed to have links with the Pakistani drug trafficking cartel which is yet to be linked with any terrorist activity.
His last known residence is 25, Bale Street, Iyana Iyesi, Sango-Otta, Ogun State
A 45-year-old clearing and forwarding agent, Yekini Shittu, at the cargo section of the airport is assisting narcotic investigators in the case.
The plots to smuggle the drug into the country by members of the cartel on two separate occasions in November and December 2009, were uncovered by NDLEA officials.
SATURDAY, 02 JANUARY 2010 00:00