Fresh attempts to export various quantities of methamphetamine and skunk by drug traffickers through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, and courier companies in Lagos have been thwarted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, who intercepted the illicit drug consignments concealed in different items.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, and shared on Facebook on Sunday.
The statement partly read, “NDLEA officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations attached to some courier companies also intercepted Dubai-bound 2.9 kilograms of skunk and 14 grams of methamphetamine concealed in bags of semovita and soles of ladies’ high heel shoes respectively.
“In Imo state, operatives on patrol along Aba-Owerri expressway on Wednesday 13th September intercepted five pregnant teenage girls suspected to be victims of child trafficking used as a baby factory.
“They were picked up while being relocated from their hideout in the Naze area of Owerri to the Ikenegbu area of the state capital.
“The victims include Chioma Emmanuel, 15; Uma Faith, 15; Divine Adimonye, 17; Opara Gift, 15; and Amarachi Mbata, 16. In their statements, they claimed they didn’t know the men who impregnated them.”