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Drug agents seize 368 pounds of cocaine in Nigeria

Drug agents seize 368 pounds of cocaine in Nigeria

Nigeria's drug enforcement agency says it has seized 368 pounds (167 kilograms) of cocaine hidden inside cartons of flooring tiles shipped through the country.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said in statement Thursday it seized the $11.2 million worth of cocaine at Lagos' Tin Can Island Port in an ongoing undercover operation.
The agency said the tip that led to the seizure of the cartons shipped from Bolivia came from intelligence gathered by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
The agency said it seized 242 pounds of cocaine (110 kilograms) on Jan. 13 from a similar shipment from Bolivia.
Nigeria is a known smuggling point for cocaine and heroin heading to European markets.


Updated : 2021-04-10 22:14 GMT+08:00