Tuesday, June 15

Traffickers Arrested, Contraband Seized In Bust At Lagos Airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested seven persons including cocaine, heroin and cannabis weighing 37.3kg.

Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, revealed on Sunday in Abuja that one of the arrested individuals in first effort to bring into Nigeria 76 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.150kg was made by Agudozie Peter Ihie on 25 May, 2021, but was arrested during inward security clearance of passengers on Qatar airline from Kenya, at the E-arrival hall of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.

“While under observation, he excreted additional 40 pellets. During preliminary interrogation, he confessed to have swallowed the drugs in Nairobi but became pressed during the transit period in Doha and excreted some wraps onboard the aircraft en route Lagos,” Babafemi said.

Reacting to the latest arrests and seizures at the MMIA, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the Commander, Ahmadu Garba, officers and men of the airport Command for their tenacity and commitment to the mandate of ridding the nation of illicit drugs.


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