Nigeria makes historic drug bust
By Guardian Exclusive
19 September 2022 | 8:08 pm
This is what $278 million (₦195 billion) worth of cocaine looks like. This revelation was made possible after NDLEA operatives raided a warehouse in Lagos and arrested four Nigerians and a Jamaican.
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