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Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have discovered cocaine hidden inside the boxer shorts and luggage of a passenger. Two suspected drug traffickers, a jewellery and auto parts dealers have been apprehended in connection with unlawful importation of narcotics. The suspects according to the Agency are Okonkwo Godwin, 57, an importer of jewellery found with cocaine in his boxer shorts and Nnaemeka David Chinedu, 37, an auto parts dealer who ingested 94 wraps of heroin. This is one of the largest quantities of drugs ingested by a suspect at the Lagos airport lately.
The Lagos State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended 138 suspected drug traffickers and seized one thousand, three hundred and ninety-nine kilogrammes of drugs (1,399.780kg) which is 1.3 metric tons. The drugs were seized in in Ikeja, Oshodi, Mushin, Lagos Island, Ikorodu and other parts of the State within the first quarter of 2017. Those apprehended in connection with drug trafficking include 137 males and one female.
Undeterred by the capital punishment for drug trafficking in Indonesia, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have saved a thirty-three (33) year-old Nigerian travelling to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Jakarta, Indonesia with narcotics. The suspect who claimed to be an Ivorian was arrested while attempting to board Qatar Airways flight to Indonesia with an Ivorian International passport bearing the name Grou Bi Clauvis. After he tested positive for narcotic ingestion, eighty-nine (89) wraps of narcotics found to be methamphetamine weighing 1.205kg was recovered from him.
A forty-three (43) year-old computer instructor has been arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for importing heroin from Nairobi, Kenya. The arrest took place after he tested positive for narcotic ingestion. The suspect explained that he got involved in drug trafficking because nobody except drug barons offered to help him out of his financial predicament as his sick son is currently on admission in Nairobi on a life threatening ailment.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have uncovered new tricks by drug trafficking cartels to circumvent security checks. A suspected drug trafficker, Roland Chukwudi Tochukwu, 37, who was apprehended for importing 2.045kg of heroin from Nairobi, Kenya was found in possession of a fake travel ticket indicating that he was coming from China. Another suspect, Maduka Nnemeka Peter, 39, was also caught attempting to export 1.555kg of cocaine to Dubai.
The Edo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected cannabis barons with a remarkable seizure of eighteen thousand, two hundred and ninety-four kilogrammes (18,294kg) which is 18.2 metric tons of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis. The estimated street value of the seized drug is over one hundred and eighty-three (183) million naira.
A fifty-seven (57) year-old grandmother, and textile merchant at Balogun market in Lagos has been caught in connection with cocaine smuggling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The suspect, Odeyemi Omolara Morayo who claimed to be going on a pilgrimage to Jedda, Saudi Arabia had all the paraphernalia of a pilgrim save for the narcotic content of her luggage.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha. Abdallah (retd) has assured members of the public of strict narcotic screening at the Kaduna airport. This according to him will help in preventing illicit movement of narcotic drugs by drug cartels. Abdallah made the pledge following the interception of two suspected drug traffickers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja few hours to its closure on Wednesday March 8, 2017 with 2.150kg of heroin from Tanzania and 386 grammes of cocaine to Cambodia.
Justice B.O. Quadri of the Federal High Court Abuja has sentenced a 55 year old female pilgrim Binuyo Basirat Iyabo caught last September smuggling 76 pellets of cocaine weighing 931 grammes to Medina, Saudi Arabia to ten years imprisonment with hard labour with effect from today. In his judgement delivered on Monday February 27, 2017 Quadri said that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to others. Besides, he lambasted the convict for not revealing the identities of her sponsors.
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