Two suspected drug traffickers arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos State have excreted a total of 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation.
Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
Femi Babafemi said the suspects, were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
Four clearing agents were also arrested in connection with 11.550kg of heroin found at the SAHCO import shed by NDLEA operatives.
The drugs were cleverly packed and concealed in corn flakes cartons, the statement indicated.
According to the statement, a sting operation was executed on the address provided by one of the suspects and in the process, a Congolese was arrested.
It reads: “On 10th April 2021, during the outward screening of passengers, NDLEA operatives at MMIA intercepted the trafficker for scanning and result proved positive to drug ingestion. Consequently, he was placed under excretion observation and in the process, he excreted 92 pellets of Heroin with a total weight of 1.300Kg.
“In the same vein, on Friday 16th of April, 2021, another trafficker, who arrived Lagos from Brazil was also arrested for drug ingestion. He has so far excreted 99 wraps of Cocaine.