The arrest of a man apprehended with drugs valued at N31 million has been reported by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

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The suspect was nabbed today Wednesday, September 14, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with parcels of methamphetamine.

The disclosure was made via a statement which revealed that the suspect was arrested while going through the outward screening of passengers on a South African Airline flight headed to Johannesburg.

The statement read:

“The parcels of drug tested positive as methamphetamine and weighed 3.435 kg with a street value of N31m.

“The drug was detected during a routine check on a passenger on South African Airline flight to South Africa.

“Two bags belonging to a 45-year-old man (names withheld), were found to contain parcels of methamphetamine.

“Inside the bags were food items, ingredients and clothes, but underneath were a thin parcel of narcotics carefully concealed.

“He was immediately arrested; the investigation is ongoing.”

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The agency added that the suspect who is based in South Africa claimed that the bags containing the drugs were given to him by a friend.

The Chairman, NDLEA, Mr Muhammad Abdallah, warned members of the public to be vigilant and avoid new tricks employed by drug trafficking cartels.