32.9kg Cocaine seizure: Court grants NDLEA’s request to attach ship, detain 29 suspects

A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the application by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for the interim attachment of a vessel MV Chayaneenaree used to import 32.9 kilograms of cocaine into Nigeria through the Apapa seaport in Lagos.

Beside the attachment order, the court also granted NDLEA’s request to detain the Master of the ship, Tanahan Krilerk and 21 foreign crewmembers as well as seven Nigerians in connection to the case.

The anti-narcotic Agency had on October 13, 2021 intercepted the ship at the Apapa seaport following intelligence from international partners and security forces which led to the recovery of the illicit substance.

The case with application in suit no: FHC/L/CS/1518/2021, was thereafter adjourned till 25th November, 2021 for report of further investigation.

 

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