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A manhunt by officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for suspected drug kingpins at the Ariaria market in Aba, Abia State has started yielding positive
results. A thirty-two (32) year old man, Emmanuel Ogbonna alleged to be a major distributor of narcotics and a conspirator in the Ariaria market attacks on NDLEA officers has been apprehended. The Agency also declared another suspected drug kingpin identified as Luther King wanted promising a handsome reward for anyone with useful information on his arrest.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended an Arik Air staff, IkechukwuChibuzor Oliver over his alleged role in the 20kg of cocaine seizure made by the United Kingdom Border Force at Heathrow Airport. The thirty-five (35) year old who works as a catering loader was found to have subverted airport security by concealing cocaine in catering supplies. Preliminary investigation revealed that both Oliver and Chika had been infiltrated by a suspected drug cartel.
ARIK CREW ARREST: NDLEA GETS CCTV FOOTAGE OF MAIN ACCOMPLICE, IMPOUNDS TWO MORE VEHICLES, INVITES BROTHER OF MAIN SUSPECT
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has obtained closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of how Arik Air staff, Ikechukwu Chibuzor Oliver who works as a catering loader smuggled threebags of cocaine among food supplies for flight W3101. The Agency also invited the younger brother of main suspect, Chika Egwu Udensi for questioning.
Mr. Uwachi Amos Udensi, 32 years old was invited in connection with alleged complicity in the ongoing investigation of 20kg of cocaine seized by the United Kingdom Border Force at Heathrow Airport. The vehicles seized from Chika Egwu Udensi include a Land Rover, an Equinox Chevrolet and a DodgeHemiMagnum.
Narcotic investigators are still working on evidences so far gathered on the case. However, it is important to state that the management of Arik Air is giving necessary assistance to theAgency.
The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade has tasked scholars to conduct research on local addictive plants like Zakami found in some northern States in the country and other substances found to be addictive in the country. According to Giade, substance abuse cuts across all segments of society regardless of income, education, occupation,
social class, and age. Research and drug education will generate information tha will help people in making wise decisions.
A 44 year-old drug suspect, Chibude Chide has told anti-drug agents that he invested the sum of two
million naira into drug trafficking because he wanted to earn four million naira profit in return. Chibude was arrested by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos. The arrest occurred while he attempted to
board a Qatar Airways flight to China where drug trafficking is punishable by death.
The NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Mr. Hamza Umar said that the suspect ingested 1.185kg of
whitish substances that tested positive for cocaine. In his words, “we discovered from our investigation that the suspect sold his property in Enugu and invested the proceeds in drug trafficking due to wrong
counsel from friends. He was apprehended during outward screening of passengers on Qatar flight. The cocaine found on him weighed 1.185kg”.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended a 29 year old fashion designer over unlawful importation and possession of forty-four (44) wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 850grammes. The arrest and seizure took place at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during the inward screening of passengers on a Qatar Airline flight.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr Hamza Umar gave the name of the suspect as Ajaero Okechukwu Kingsley. “We have apprehended a 29 year old fashion designer on his way from Sao Paulo with cocaine. The suspect who hails from Abia State excreted 44 wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 85 grammes” Hamza stated.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos seized narcotic drugs weighing 455.215kg between January and June 2015. The estimated street value of the drugs is N2.8 billion naira. In addition, $2.5 million dollars cash was equally intercepted while seventy-five (75) suspected drug traffickers and money launderers were arrested in connection with the seizures. They are 62 males and 13 females.
The intercepted money includes $2.1 million dollars seized from a bureau de change operator which had been transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation. Fifteen (15) arrests were recorded on Emirates airline being the most preferred flight for those apprehended. Qatar airways had eleven (11) arrests, Ethiopian airline followed closely with eight (8) arrests and Etihad airways seven (7) arrests.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ahmadu Giade has condemned the involvement of young artisans in drug trafficking. Giade who spoke while reacting to the arrest of two artisans at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos said that drug trafficking limits the capacity to develop and actualize set goals. The suspects are King Emeka Emehelu, 39 year old automobile technician and Aduaka Chuka Christopher, 38 year old baker both apprehended while returning from Brazil.
Telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria has supported the operations of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Lagos State with the donation of a Security Patrol Vehicle. The gesture is aimed at improving the security condition in Lagos. The Director General of the Agency, Mrs. Roli Bode-George received the delegation of MTN at the Ikoyi Headquarters of the Agency. Roli in her welcome remarks appreciated the support from MTN.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted the sum of two million, one hundred and ninety-eight thousand, nine hundred dollars ($2,198,900). The money was seized by anti-narcotic officials on the grounds of suspected money laundering at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA2) Lagos. One 46-year-old Ibiteye John Bamidele is being investigated in connection with the case. The suspect was apprehended on his way to Abuja.
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