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Record 1.8 tons of cocaine seized, Nigeria’s drugs agency says

Record 1.8 tons of cocaine seized, Nigeria’s drugs agency says

A record 1.8 tons of cocaine was seized from a warehouse in Lagos with a street value of $278.5 million, Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency spokesman said. The agency said the drugs, found in a residential estate's warehouse on Sunday, were destined for buyers in Europe and Asia. West Africa is a major transit hub for cocaine made in Latin America and sold in Europe. In April, police in Ivory Coast seized more than two tons of cocaine, while authorities in the island archipelago of Cape Verde seized 9.5 tons of cocaine in 2019. The U.N. Office on Drugs…
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