The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized illicit drugs worth over N600 million at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State.
Isaac Aloye, the commander of the agency at the airport disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Command in the past four months in line with the International Day Against Drug Abuse which was marked on June 26.
According to him, 37.6 Kilogram of Cocaine worth about N680 million have been intercepted within the said period and five suspects were arrested.
Aloye said that some of the suspects were returnees from Brazil who concealed the drugs in lawn mowers, duvets, and cosmetics bottles.
“Substantial parts of these drugs are even meant for local consumption and circulation within Rivers State here. You know the kind of massive impact it will have in the minds of our citizens,” he said.
“From our own arrest here, we didn’t just pick these people. Immediately they arrive, we try to debrief them. We try to find out who and who are waiting for them to pick them up from the airport.
“What happened in the last couple of months is that they are looking at this airport as an easy way out.”