Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Morakinyo Ayokunle, had requested the court to grant the agency the authority to destroy the confiscated substances. According to him, the seized drugs which include cocaine, heroine and cannabis were confiscated.
The package includes 69kg of cocaine, 603.5kg of heroine, 14,624.664kg of cannabis and 7.050kg of other psychotropic substances.
Justice Abimbola Obaseki-Adejumo in his ruling approved the destruction of the drugs. He said that the NDLEA could go ahead to carry out the destruction of the drugs in view of the health risk that might be involved in keeping the substances.