He said the agency in March 2021, had intel from its international partners, on the shipment of the illicit narcotic to Nigeria from the Middle East, through the Apapa Port.
Marwa noted that the container passed through three countries, and was transloaded in a North African country, while the agency kept tracking it, in collaboration with its partners.
He explained that the agency attempted to examine the container on Aug. 26, but found three pieces of marble polishing machines, also called Sanders.
The Chairman further said, on Aug. 31, the Agency’s sniffer dogs turned up a positive indication on the rotor coil of one of the three machines.
“On Sept. 1, 2021, 18,560 tablets of a drug, suspected to be Amphetamine (Captagon), weighing 3.2kg, was found deeply concealed in one of the coils.
“On Sept. 2, the other two machines were dismantled, and in all, a total of 451,807 tablets, weighing 74.119 kilogrammes, were discovered hidden inside the rotor coils.