It was Nigeria’s biggest drug seizure of 2016. West African nations are often used as transit points by gangs moving
Nigeria’s NDLEA drug enforcement agency said a 34-year-old Nigerian motorcycle parts dealer was arrested after the discovery of the cocaine during a screening of passengers and luggage arriving on a flight from Sao Paulo.
“It is our single biggest seizure of cocaine in the last year. We have had bigger seizures of methamphetamine but for cocaine this is a big seizure. And the mode of containment was ingenious. It was a factory-packed concealment because they were brand new footwear,” NDLEA spokesman Ofoyeju Mitchell said. ($1 = 312.0000 naira).