Heroin Intercepted at Kano Int;l Airport worth N200M

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 10.6kg of high grade pure crack heroin with the street value over N200 million at the Aminu kano International Airport,Kano

The command said the interception was achieved in the course of its inward examination and clearance of luggage.
Addressing newsmen during a press briefing, the airport Commander of the NDLEA, Mr. Abrose Umoru stated that the luggage was on board of Ethiopian flight number ET 491from Addis Ababa, and that the intercepted exhibit was originated from Maputo in Mozambique en route Addis Ababa to Kano.

According to him, the exhibit was concealed in eight submersible water pump machines placed inside two cartons wrapped with branded Vodacom transparent cellophane leather.

The commander further revealed that to beat security checks, perpetrators of such acts have devised a unique mode of concealment by sending illegal narcotic drugs through unaccompanied luggage. He added that the agency under the new leadership of Mohammed Mustapha Abdullah will continue to discover their new tricks in the illegal shipment of narcotic drugs into or outside the country.