The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday arrested a 27-year-old drug peddler, who attempted to smuggle 5.300kg of cannabis and 660 grammes of heroin to Rome, Italy.
The spokesman of the agency, Mitchell Ofoyeju, who announced this in a statement, said the drugs were detected during the outward screening of Alitalia passengers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos.
“The parcels of cannabis were covered with dried bitter leaf vegetables inside a bag while the heroin was ingested by the suspect,” Ofoyeju said.
He said that the suspect who was not named claimed to have graduated from the Philosophy department of the Ebonyi State University in 2009.
The spokesman said that the suspect also claimed that he was introduced to the drug by a baron who bought his ticket and gave him 1,000 Euros.