BY Vanessa Calys-Tagoe, 3:19pm September 22, 2022,

Nigeria Makes Largest Ever Cocaine Seizure

Authorities in Nigeria seized 1.8 tons of cocaine -- Photo Credit: NDLEA

The Nigerian drug enforcement agency said it has executed what seems to be the largest cocaine seizure in the history of the West African nation, BBC reported. 1.8 tons of cocaine, estimated to be valued over $278 million (£243 million), were found in a warehouse in the Ikorodu neighborhood, northeast of Lagos’ commercial center.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency reported that the substances were kept in 13 drums and 10 travel bags (NDLEA). Four Nigerian guys, ages 69, 65, and two 53-year-olds, were detained in various locations in Lagos.

In what the agency described as a “highly organized and intelligence led operation” spread over two days, a foreign national was also detained. According to NDLEA, the individuals intended to sell the drugs to customers in Europe, Asia, and other continents.

Last Edited by:Sedem Ofori Updated: September 22, 2022


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