Nigeria’s anti-drug agency brags that it has achieved what seems to be the country’s largest cocaine seizure ever.
About 1.8 metric tons (£243m) of cocaine were found in a warehouse in the Ikorodu neighborhood, northeast of Lagos, the economic capital.
According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the cocaine was stashed in ten suitcases and thirteen drums (NDLEA).
Two guys in their fifties and two in their sixties were among the four Nigerian men who were arrested around the city of Lagos.
It took two days, but a “well-coordinated and intelligence-driven operation” organized by the CIA resulted in the debriefing of a foreign citizen as well.
The NDLEA claims the men had international drug purchasers in mind when they smuggled the substances out of the country.
Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Ret.), the agency’s commander, lauded the personnel who participated in the operation alongside their American counterparts.
The agency released a statement quoting him as saying, “The bust is a historical blow to the drug cartels and a powerful warning that they’ll all go down if they fail to grasp that the game has changed.”