Three drums of crystal methamphetamine, known locally as Mkpuru Mmiri and thought to have been imported from India, were found in the possession of a trans-border drug dealer, Pastor Anietie Effiong, who was apprehended by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. This was said in a statement made on Sunday in Abuja by Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy at NDLEA. According to Babafemi, the shipment was placed into a commercial bus with the registration number RSH 691XC in Ojuelegba in Lagos and weighed 90 kilograms.
He said that on Saturday, 6th of August, the package was seized during a stop and search along the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene expressway. He stated that Pastor Anietie Effiong, who was detained in a follow-up operation at the Oron beach in Oron, was the intended recipient of the hazardous narcotic, which was packed 30kg per drum. The recovered Meth drums were intended for distribution to the Republic of Cameroon.
This is coming after four captures of the same illegal material weighing 4.074kg that were headed to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines at some courier services in Lagos, this also includes a 3kg cannabis sativa shipment for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He claimed that the packages had been covered in body cream, hot burner iron, and beads. The Chairman of the NDLEA, retired Brigadier General Buba Marwa, praised the officers and personnel of the Akwa Ibom command for their recent accomplishments.