Cocaine worth N32bn has been recovered in a shipment at the Tincan Port in Lagos by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA).

NEWSNAIJA   gathered that the shipment which arrived in Nigeria from Brazil on board a vessel marked MV SPAR SCORPIO was placed on surveillance for some days before two clearing agents showed up on Monday to clear it.

NEWSNAIJA learned the Commander, Tincan Port Command of the NDLEA, Sumaila Ethan, said the clearing agents were arrested, while the shipment was searched and the substance weighing 43.11kg was found in it.

Ethan, said, “After a thorough search, we discovered 40 compressed parcels, which after laboratory investigations, tested positive for cocaine. The two clearing agents have been taken into custody, while we continue with the investigation. The confiscation is no doubt an attestation to the renewed strength in the operations of the agency.

NEWSNAIJA learned that the Tincan Port seizure followed the various seizures made at the Lagos and Abuja airports as well as in Edo, Katsina, Nasarawa and Benue states in the last three weeks.”

Mentioning the operatives of the Tincan Port Command, the Chairman of the agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), charged them and other officers and men from different commands across the country to remain vigilant.

Marwa said, “The achievement we documented in the last three weeks can only serve as a challenge to raise the bar and do more. We’ll continue to do our best to encourage  the officers and men of the agency, and we expect full commitment, dedication to work and discipline in return so that we can collectively achieve the goal of ridding our nation of illicit drugs.”