Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have intercepted illicit drugs worth over N2bn at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Head of the MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, said the suspected trafficker, Bright Aniede, was arrested on Sunday, March 28, 2021, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc.
He alleged that Aniede concealed 7.1 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine in food spices, packed in a Swiss polo suitcase.
Garba, in a statement, said the illicit substance was bound for Spain with a street value of over N2bn.
“Unarguably, the closure of borders occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the surge in the price of these drugs. For instance, the price of meth in Australia has increased from $200 to $600 per gramme due to supply cuts, hence the desperation by the traffickers and barons alike,” he added.