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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.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Lagos State government have begun partnership to ensure total eradication of illegal methamphetamine production plants in Lagos.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) while receiving the NDLEA boss, Alhaji Ahmadu Giade in his office at Alausa, promised to work with the anti-drug agency to stem the tide, saying that drug control “is the first line of defence against insecurity and crime.”
A suspected drug trafficker was on Christmas day arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. He was caught by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on his return from Sao Paulo, Brazil with parcels of high grade cocaine with a total weight of 1.620kg concealed in his shorts. The drug was detected during inward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight at about 1526 hours on Christmas day. The suspect said that he ignored the wife’s warning of danger.
NDLEA Commander at the airport, Mr Hamza Umar said that the suspect Madueke Chukwuemeka Patrick was apprehended on his way from Sao Paulo, Brazil. “During inward screening of Emirate passengers, Madueke Chukwuemeka was found to have hidden 16 parcels of cocaine in his inner wear. The cocaine weighing 1.620kg was carefully sewed on the shorts he wore on arrival. The case is under investigation” Hamza said.
NDLEA UNCOVERS 3 METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION FACTORIES, HOW DRUG CARTEL PAY COLOMBIAN KINGPIN $38,000 DOLLARS WEEKLY
Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade has raised concern over the health and security implication of illegal methamphetamine production in the country. This followed the discovery of three production factories in Lagos and Anambra States as well as the arrest of a Colombian drug kingpin who specialises in the establishment of methamphetamine production laboratories.
Heroin hidden in woollen carpets and footballs as well as other seized and forfeited narcotics were on Thursday November 15, 2012 publicly destroyed by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Badagry, Lagos. The Chairman/Chief Executive of the anti-narcotics Agency, Ahmadu Guiade who supervised the exercise where over 12.6 tons of illicit drugs were destroyed said that any society that fails to destroy drugs will end up being destroyed by drugs. The street value of the drugs is 13.6 billion naira.
Two suspected drug traffickers held by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have blamed their friend for luring them into the criminal act. The men were apprehended for attempting to export 4.285kg of methamphetamine to India. The arrests took place at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during routine search on passengers boarding Ethiopian airline flight to India. The substance that tested positive for methamphetamine is valued at 68.5 million naira.
The drug according to the NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar was hidden inside a brown luggage. The names of the suspects are Eboro Joe Okwudili, 41 years old and Opara Daniel 30 years old. Hamza explained that “Eboro was the person travelling while Opara Daniel was assigned to monitor Eboro to avoid diversion of the drug.
A team of the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) from Vienna, Austria are meeting with officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos to assess drug control strategies in the country. Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade while receiving the INCB delegation headed by Dr Galina Korchagina, Vice President of the Board stated that the visit will strengthen the good working relationship between both Agencies.
Dr Galina said that “INCB ensues that adequate drug supplies are available for medical and scientific uses and that leakages from licit sources to illicit traffic do not occur. Nigeria is a crucial country in drug control in the West Africa sub-region and INCB is willing to collaborate with your country in drug control”.
Every arrangement appeared to have been made for a 65 year old grandmother to smuggle 1.740kg of cocaine into London in herbal syrup. It was not her fist time of going to London and the drug was cleverly packed to avoid detection. It was packed in balloons and inserted in ten plastic containers of herbal syrup. The suspect, Hassan Fatimat Abike also known as Chika Okoye was to board a British Airways flight when officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested her at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos on Wednesday.
According to the Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, the suspect has two international passports that bear Hassan Fatimat Abike. Her passport numbers are A03348648 and A3771781A. “She was caught during the screening of British Airways passengers to London. The cocaine found in her possession was packed in balloons and prepared into the shape of the plastic bottles. It was also wrapped in black polythene inside 10 plastic bottles of local herbal mixtures. Each bottle was neatly sealed to avoid suspicion” Hamza explained.
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