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Don’t Accept Packed Items While Travelling, NDLEA Tells Nigerians

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has advised Nigerians not to accept food items not packed by them when travelling.

The advice came after the agency intercepted narcotics concealed in packs of Semovita and dry pepper.

This was contained in a statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, released on his X account, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday, 3 September, 2023. 

“Operatives of the NDLEA had intercepted various quantities of ephedrine, skunk and nitrous oxide, popularly known as laughing gas concealed in semovita packs and dry pepper being shipped to South Africa and Kenya through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos

“The parcel of a packaged food item isn’t always what you think it is. Again, we insist, don’t accept any item not packed by you when travelling. Save yourself the ordeal,” the statement said.

The agency said the narcotics were being shipped by members of Transnational Drug Trafficking Organisations, some of whom were promptly arrested, their mansions raided and their luxury vehicles seized.


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