Authorities in Nigeria have seized a huge amount of cocaine in a warehouse with a street value of nearly $300 million that was destined to be shipped to Europe and Asia.
A huge haul of cocaine weighing 1.8 tons has been seized at a warehouse in Lagos with an estimated street value of $278.5 million, Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said in a statement on Monday.
The drugs, that were found in a warehouse on Sunday were destined for customers in Europe and Asia, according to the agency.
West Africa is a major transit hub for cocaine coming from Latin America and sold in Europe.
The Nigerian agency arrested five people during the operation who they claim are members of an international drug trafficking organisation that they have been tracking since 2018 with assistance from the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
Those arrested include a Jamaican national and four Nigerians.