Grammes of illicit drugs concealed inside the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been uncovered by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), while confirming the development in a statement on Saturday, revealed the contraband is bound for the Philippines.
The communique which was released by Mr Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson, noted that the operatives seized 140 grammes of methamphetamine bound for the Philippines and concealed inside the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at another courier company.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig Gen Buba Marwa (retd), commended the agency’s operatives for the various seizures and arrests, urging them to do more to rid the country of drug abuse and trafficking.
The NDLEA Director, Operations and General Investigations, Adeyemi Adeofe said the agency also intercepted over 3.1kg of cannabis bound for the United Arab Emirates concealed inside spices and local herbs.