The revelation was made in a statement signed in Lagos by the agency’s spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju. According to the statement, the letter, which was sent from Bengalore, India, via Express Mail Service (EMS), was addressed to one Yunusa Amusan, 33, in Mushin, Lagos.
Upon interception by the NDLEA, about 480 grammes of heroin was found inside. The thin parcels of heroin were carefully hidden in the letter in a manner that makes it difficult to detect. This is the first case of heroin letter discovered by the anti-narcotic agency this year.
It was confirmed that Amusan was recruited by his uncle who lives in India, to take delivery of the heroin concealed in letters, to avoid arrest by law enforcement agents. He was arrested after collecting the letter. Amusan said: “I run errands for my uncle who lives in India.
He used to send money and letters to me to give to his wives and friends. Sometimes he will ask me to buy foodstuff and send to him in India and in return, he gives me money to take care and sustain myself. I am single and a native of Ogun State. The letter my uncle sent to me was opened in my presence and other officers and it was found to contain heroin.”…. wch is actually a letter short of d feminine gender of ‘hero’….