The agency’s Director of Media Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said NDLEA had also intercepted 22 blocks of heroin weighing 23.55 kilograms concealed in packs of baby food at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The consignments, according to the agency, is worth over N4.5bn, and that they were flown in from South Africa on board a South African Airways flight on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
The statement said after a series of follow-up operations that led to the arrest of two freight agents, the actual receiver of the drug consignment, Chike Okeke Eweni, who distributes the substance for his South a South Africa-based partner, was arrested the following day, Thursday, June 30, at a logistics warehouse on Ajao Estate, Ikeja.
“Chike, who hails from Anaocha LGA, Anambra State, claimed during a preliminary interview that he’s also into fish farming, the statement stated.
The former BRT driver on the other hand, was arrested at the screening point before boarding a Qatar Airways flight en route Doha to Sharjah, with his trip expected to terminate in Dubai.
The NDLEA said Mr Muyiwa Bolujoko is 39-year-old and hails from Ijebu South LGA, Ogun State.
The agency said he was placed under excretion observation after a body scan result confirmed drug ingestion.
“While in custody, the suspect excreted all the 90 pellets in four excretions. He claimed he left his N60,000 per month job as a BRT driver in February and decided to work as a drug courier to raise funds to buy a shuttle bus, popularly called Korope in Lagos, to continue his transport business.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA said its operatives have arrested a 68-year-old woman, Mrs Celina Ekeke, at Obunku community, Oyigbo LGA, in Rivers State with 231.2kg cannabis.
It also noted that one Shedrack Eze was also arrested at Yankarfe, Zaria, Kaduna State, with 250,000 tablets of Exol 5, weighing 75kg.