Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have seized a total of 8,852 kilograms (8.8 tons) of Canadian Loud, an imported synthetic strain of cann*bis, at the Eleko beach road in Lekki area of Lagos.
NDLEA’s spokesperson, in a statement on Sunday, May 7, said the illicit dr*gs were seized after a 30-minute g*n fight with armed men who were escorting the consignment loaded in two long trucks.
“Acting on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives had laid ambush for the tr*ffickers along the Eleko beach road in Lekki and at about 4:51am on Thursday 4th May, two long trucks conveying the illicit consignments were flagged down but rather than stopping, the trucks escorted by armed men sped off, as a result of which there was an exchange of g*nfire that lasted 30 minutes.
After they were overpowered by the NDLEA operatives, the truck drivers and their armed escorts escaped into the bush abandoning the trucks and the dr*g consignments.
While one of the trucks painted red has 149 jumbo bags weighing 6,548kg, the second one with blue colour has 53 big bags with a weight of 2,304kg, bringing the total number of bags to 202 and gross weight of both to 8,852 kilograms.
Meanwhile, operatives are already on the trail of the dr*g lord who shipped the illicit consignment into the country,” the statement reads.
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