Nigeria: seized heroin headed from Iran to Europe
AP via Washington Post
20-Nov-2010 (4 comments)

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria's drug enforcement agency says Europe was the destination for a recent catch of 286 pounds (130 kilograms) of high-quality heroin hidden inside a shipment of auto parts sent from Iran.

Agency chairman Ahmadu Giade says the drugs were worth $9.9 million. He says the U.S. helped Nigerian officials find the illegal shipment but did not give details on the collaboration. He also says arrests have been made but did not elaborate in his statement on Saturday.

The catch comes after Nigerian officials seized a shipment of military-grade weapons, allegedly from Iran, in Lagos' busiest port last month.

Nigeria this week reported Iran to the United Nations over the weapons shipment, which contained artillery rockets, mortars and ammunition.

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Drug dealing & traficking, Iranian dictators' favourite hobby

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

G. Rahmanian

حالا كجاشو ديدي؟

G. Rahmanian

اقازاده ثروتش از راه نامشروع كلان است

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Islamic Republic

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


is an international nusanice. I know some in the USA want to keep it. Yes in the mind of the short sighted it may "benefit" them. But in the long run the world is a much better place without it. Sooner the IRI goes the better off the world.


well done, Nigeria!

by Simorgh5555 on

well done, Nigeria!