16/08 Afghanistan: Cheap heroin could flood European countries after Taliban takeover. With Afghanistan entering a new period of economic and political insecurity, the country’s opium production is set to soar, say experts, meaning cheap heroin could flood the streets of European towns and cities, along with the country’s deadly new export, crystal meth.
18/08 Irish lorry driver charged over heroin and cocaine hidden in chocolates. A lorry driver has been charged following the seizure of cocaine and heroin worth £5.7 million. The Polish-registered truck was carrying a load of Belgian chocolates, which documents showed the driver was due to deliver to a location in Maidstone, Kent.
22/08 NDLEA nabs wanted drug dealer in Lagos church. A major drug dealer wanted for attempting to export 69.65 kilogrammes of cocaine, heroin and cannabis to the United Kingdom through the NAHCO export shed of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has been arrested in a church at Ojodu, Ikeja area of Lagos State.