Sherif Egbo Ally, a 40-year-old "businessman" with roots in Madrid, Spain, was apprehended by NDLEA agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja while attempting to board an Air France flight to Paris, France after they learned he had consumed illegal drugs.

Following a body scan that revealed Egbo had wraps of illegal drugs in his stomach, the man was taken into custody on Saturday, October 14. After that, he was kept under close observation in the agency's exhibit recovery room, where he passed 93 heroin pellets weighing 2.222 kilogrammes.

The suspect claimed in his statement that he is both a drug trafficker and a worker at a farm in Madrid, Spain that raises chickens for hatcheries.

In a similar vein, NDLEA agents detained a shipment of 10 cartons containing 500,000 pills of tramadol 225mg branded as tapentadol on Monday, October 16, at the NAHCO imports shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja, Lagos. The shipment, which had the airwaybill number MAWB 319-01227236, was made from India via Qatar Airways and was intended for Monrovia, Liberia. The partnership and real-time intelligence-sharing mechanisms between the NDLEA and its Liberian counterpart, however, allowed the lid to be blown off.

Ngene Chinecherem Oscar attempted to export 600 grammes of tramadol and 11,000 kilogrammes of skunk through the Lagos airport while travelling on Qatar Airways to Muscat, Oman. NDLEA officers detained him and seized the contraband.