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Indian hemp packed in tin tomato heading to UK intercepted in Lagos

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the SAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State have intercepted cans of tomato paste going to the United Kingdom.

A thorough search of the consignment revealed that the tomato cans were used to conceal 36 pellets of cannabis.

This was with a gross weight of 21.30 kilograms, while a cargo agent, Sodehinde Akinwale, has been arrested in connection with the seizure.

This development was confirmed in a statement on Sunday by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi.

The spokesman of the anti-narcotics agency said the arrest was made on October 26, 2022.

Babafemi said two days after, operatives attached to the NAHCO import shed of the same airport seized five cartons of dried khat leaves, weighing 107.70kgs, that came in from Bangkok, Thailand through Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight.

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