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Justice S. Seidu of the Federal High Court Lagos on Tuesday May 14, 2013 sentenced a veteran guitarist Fatoke Abiodun to three years imprisonment for drug trafficking. The convict pleaded guilty to one count charge of unlawful exportation of 1.575kg of cocaine on the 26th of February 2013 while ruling was reserved till May. The defence counsel, Mr Bayo Onifade had pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy since the convict is 62 years old, a husband of three wives with twelve children.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted female hand bags and folders containing 3.860kg of cocaine. The outward appearance of the bags does not indicate any presence of narcotics. It was factory packed as the drugs were found after the bads and folders were cut open. A 28 year old suspect, Osunwa Chukwujekwu who brought the bag from Brazil has also been arrested. The discovery was made within the week during inward screening of Emirate passengers from Brazil at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
Two suspected drug traffickers have tested positive for narcotic ingestion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said that one of the suspects inserted four wraps of cocaine weighing 210 grammes in his anus while another ingested 67 wraps also of cocaine weighing 1.085kg. A total of 1.295kg of cocaine was found with both suspects.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have foiled a plot to smuggle 40.255kg of methamphetamine to South Africa on board a South African Airline flight. The consignment was detected at the cargo section of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. A total of 41 parcels of the methamphetamine were found hidden inside ground melon packed with cosmetics and provisions.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended a customs clearing and forwarding agent over exportation of 72.320kg of methamphetamine worth about 1.8 billion naira in international market. The seizure which is the single highest recorded since January was made at the cargo section of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. A total of 36 parcels of methamphetamine hidden inside the filters were meant for export to Mozambique in a South Africa airline flight.
The attention of the Management of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA] has been drawn to the activities of illegal and fraudulent employment 'consultants' who are selling what they refer to as NDLEA RECRUITMENT FORMS to unsuspecting members of the public. For the avoidance of doubt, the Management of NDLEA is not conducting any recruitment exercise at the moment.
A 53 year old grandmother has been apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. She was arrested at the weekend by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDEA) following the discovery and seizure of 1.00kg of white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine hidden inside her hair. The suspect, Giwa Ayoka Sikirat concealed the drug in her beautiful hair style while trying to board an Ethiopian airline Flight ET 910 to Pakistan enroute Addis Ababa and Dubai.
NDLEA ARRESTS 3 CLEARING AGENTS WITH METHAMPHETAMINE; ‘I WAS TOLD IT IS FOOD SEASONING’ SAYS SUSPECT
Three clearing agents at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) export seat of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have been apprehended for attempting to smuggle two consignments of methamphetamine on an Emirate flight to Malaysia. The drug weighing 36.44kg was concealed in foodstuffs and laptop bags declared as personal effects by the consignor. Anti-narcotic Agency dismissed the claim by the suspects that they thought the drug was a food seasoning.