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NDLEA seizes 63kg of ‘Canadian Loud’

The vehicle intercepted by the NDLEA on Friday, April 28 with the Canadian Loud packed in a vehicle from Toronto via Montreal

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have seized 126 parcels of Canadian Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis, weighing 63 kilograms concealed in a used Toyota Corolla car imported from Toronto, Canada at the Tincan port in Lagos.

This is even as an attempt by a freight agent, Mordi Chukwuemeka Samuel, to export 900 grams of the same substance, hidden inside walls of a travel bag containing food items, to Kenya, was thwarted by NDLEA officers at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos

When Mordi presented the bag which he claimed contained food items for export, operatives noticed that in the course of searching the consignment, the side walls of the bag were unevenly bloated, after which they dismantled the false packings and recovered the illicit substance.

On Friday, April 28, NDLEA operatives at the Tincan port intercepted 63kg Canadian Loud packed in bags in the boot of one of the five used vehicles in a container coming from Toronto via Montreal, during a joint examination with other stakeholders at the port.

Similarly, men of the agency’s Directorate of Operations and Investigation also intercepted a 1.53kg ‘Skunk’ concealed in old hard drives meant for export to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In Benue, operatives recovered 859 bottles of Codeine based Syrup weighing 117.3kg abandoned by a suspected dealer about two kilometers away from NDLEA checkpoint along Enugu – Otukpo road on Wednesday, April 26, while two suspects; Kabiru Muhammed, 35, and Isah Muhammed, 28, were arrested with 20 blocks of cannabis weighing 11.2kg concealed in a bag of Garri along Zaria-Kano road, Friday, April 28.

No fewer than seven bags of cannabis with a gross weight of 74.5kg were recovered when operatives raided an uncompleted building located in a bush in Ala town, Akure area of Ondo state.

Also 60kg of the same substance concealed among footwear in two jumbo sacks were recovered from one Aminu Mohammed along Ibadan – Oyo road, Oyo State while waiting to board a vehicle to Kebbi State.

In Adamawa state, the operatives raided a clandestine factory in Mubi, where a new psychoactive substance, Akuskura, was being produced in large quantities and distributed to Chad, Cameroon, and the Niger Republic.

At the time of the raid, production activities were ongoing in the premises.

Writing by Biodun Dare; Editing by Muzha Kucha, Julian Osamoto and Adeniyi Bakare