NAWA OO: DRUG SYNDICATE HIDES 24.5KG OF HEROIN IN CARPETS

Thursday, September 20, 2012Omobaswagz H

six carpets containing 24.5kg of heroin

Attempt by a suspected drug syndicate to smuggle 24.5kg of heroin concealed inside carpets into the country had been aborted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The consignment described in the airway bill as Pakistani hand-knotted new woollen carpets originated from Lahore, Pakistan. It left Karachi airport in an Emirate flight as unaccompanied cargo and taken to Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Shed, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The estimated value of the drug is 294 million naira. It is the first discovery of drug inside carpets in the country.
how the heroin was hidden in tiny hollow threads
NDLEA Airport Commander Mr Hamza Umar said that the consignment was examined by the Agency when it was abandoned by the importers. He also added that the information on the airway bill was found to be incorrect by investigators

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