The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 140 grammes of methamphetamine concealed in a religious statue, en route the Philippines.
The agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, announced the development in a statement on Friday.
Babafemi said the agency also seized 500 grammes of heroin hidden in automobile spare parts en route Canada.
According to the NDLEA spokesman, 3.1 kilogrammes of cannabis concealed inside spices and local herbs were also intercepted in a package bound for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Babafemi said the illicit drugs were sized in courier companies in Lagos state.
“The narcotics agents from the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations seized 500 grammes of heroin going to Canada and hidden inside auto spare parts from one of the courier firms, while 140 grammes of Methamphetamine going to Philippines and concealed inside statue of Mary was seized in another courier company,” he said.
“The Director, Operations and General Investigations, Adeyemi Adeofe disclosed that 3.1 kg of cannabis going to UAE concealed inside spices, and another kilogramme of cannabis going to UAE concealed inside local herbs, were intercepted and seized.”