Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered 6.158 kilogrammes of heroin abandoned at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The consignment, which originated from Pakistan, was left unclaimed on the conveyor belt at the arrival hall during the inward screening of passengers on Etihad Airways flight.
Two suspected drug traffickers were also apprehended at the airport while attempting to smuggle 2.035kg of cocaine concealed in cassava flour to Nairobi, Kenya and 2.485kg of cannabis to Qatar, the NDLEA said in a statement on Friday.
The NDLEA commander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba, said the abandoned heroin was hidden inside a bag of clothes.
“Officers detected 6.158kg of heroin hidden amidst clothes in the abandoned luggage,” said Mr. Garba.