According to Femi Babafemi, Head of Media and Advocacy of NDLEA, the suspects were arrested with the items at the airport on Thursday.
Though he said details of the arrest would come later, he said “The ingenuity and desperation to conceal drugs for export by cartels beat human imagination. However, it’s obvious NDLEA officers are now steps ahead of them courtesy of the inspiring leadership being provided by MB Marwa and support of local and international partners. This video shows another bust of an attempt to traffic illicit drugs using tubers of yam for concealment as discovered hours ago by NDLEA officers at the Lagos airport. Details will come in our Sunday statement.”