A principal suspect in the importation of 451,807 captagon tablets weighing 79.119kg in September 2021 at Apapa Seaport Lagos, Nwoku Princewill Uche, 36, has been taken into custody after six months on the run.
According to Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy of the agency, captagon (a highly addictive amphetamine) tablets also known as Jihadist drug, the consignment was the first-ever recorded seizure of captagon in West and Central African Sub-Region.
He said that the suspect claimed to have met his employer on LinkedIn while he was paid N5m to clear the container. He then used a third-party bank account to process the Form M for the clearing of the illicit consignment.
Recall that in September 2021, NDLEA had intercepted N6bn worth of insurgents’ drugs hidden in machines at the Apapa Seaport.
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