Agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have captured over 64,863.5 kilograms of transfers of Nitrous oxide [laughing gas] at the Apapa seaport in Lagos and in Imo State.
This was revealed in a proclamation by NDLEA Head of Media and Promotion, Femi Babafemi, on Friday
reports that this is coming under seven days after the director and CEO of NDLEA, Brig Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd), coordinated all orders and developments of the organization to start a prompt clampdown on the unlawful deal and utilization of nitrous oxide.
As per Babafemi, following trustworthy insight, NDLEA agents at the Apapa seaport on Wednesday caught two compartments checked MSKU 7626856 and MSKU 7689448 thought to contain containers of Nitrous oxide and plastic strain discharge spouts imported from China.
He added that during the inquiry of the two compartments, a sum of 522 containers of Nitrous oxide containing 16,366 bundles weighing 64,852kg were recuperated alongside the gear for sporting use, adding that the merchant of the transfer, Stephen Eze, and his representative, Michael Chukwuma, were from there on captured and kept for additional examination.
Along these lines, NDLEA agents on the lookout along the Owerri-Onitsha freeway in Imo State on Thursday blocked three containers containing 18 canisters of a similar substance weighing 11.5kg making a beeline for Port Harcourt, Waterways State.