NDLEA intercepts 37.3kg cocaine, heroin at Lagos airport, arrests 7 drug traffickers

Operatives of the National Drug Regulation Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, dangle seized illicit medicine at the side of cocaine, heroin, hashish weighing 37.3kilograms and arrested seven drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed Global Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.  Director, Media and Advocy of the anti-narcotic company, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a press release on Sunday, June 6, said the suspected traffickers tried to either import into Nigeria or export to the UK and Italy, the illicit medicine all of which had been intercepted and seized in five varied bids.  “The first are attempting and bring into Nigeria 76 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.150kg became as soon as made by Agudozie Peter Ihie on 25th Could, 2021, but he became as soon as arrested during inward security clearance of passengers on Qatar airline from Kenya, at the E-arrival corridor of Murtala Mohammed Global Airport, Ikeja, Lagos,” the assertion reads. “At the level of arrest, he became as soon as learned in possession 36 pellets of cocaine hid in his pants. Whereas below commentary, he excreted further 40 pellets. For the period of preliminary interrogation, he confessed to dangle swallowed the medicine in Nairobi but turned into pressed throughout the transit period in Doha and excreted some wraps onboard the airplane en route Lagos.  Barely two hours after the arrest of Agudozie Peter Ihie for cocaine ingestion, NDLEA operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport also intercepted 4.2 kilograms of heroin sure for Italy. Two freight forwarders dangle been arrested in connection to the seizure. For the period of preliminary interview, one among the suspects said that the consignment belongs to one among his possibilities essentially based mostly in Italy, and that it became as soon as sent to him from Benin, Edo voice via a transport company. On the 26th Could, 2021, during inward security clearance of passengers on Qatar airline from Doha, NDLEA operatives at the E-arrival corridor of the airport also arrested one Nnakaihe Ikechukwu (a.okay.a Peprah Livinus) with 600 grams of cocaine. The illicit drug became as soon as cleverly hid interior Ankara costume buttons. The suspect who hails from Imo voice nonetheless fraudulently obtained a Ghanaian passport utilizing Peprah Livinus as his title. He is suspected to be a member of seemingly the most illicit drug trafficking teams with multiple passports bearing varied names in portray to evade detection by security companies. On the identical date, NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO export shed of MMIA intercepted 30.150 kg of Cannabis Sativa heading to Manchester within the UK via British Airways and arrested one Anyanwu Chika who’s a cargo accumulate stitcher in connection to the disclose. The drug became as soon as neatly hid interior 30 objects of bankus palm nut cream tin (banga soup) after emptying the exact reveal. In his confessional assertion, he admitted to dangle been contracted by one among his possibilities essentially based mostly in Manchester and had negotiated with him for the sum of 1,000,000 naira but became as soon as paid most attention-grabbing seven-hundred thousand naira. On Thursday, Third of June, 2021, operatives equally intercepted 11 parcels of heroin weighing 1.2kg hid in eleven packs of Indomie noodles at SAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport. The drug became as soon as to head with Ethiopian Airline to Malaysia via Addis-Ababa. A freight agent and an errand boy for the proprietor of the reward dangle been arrested in connection to the foiled disclose. Reacting to the most stylish arrests and seizures at the MMIA, Chairman of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) recommended the Commander, Ahmadu Garba, officers and men of the airport Listing for his or her tenacity and dedication to the mandate of ridding the nation of illicit medicine. He charged them to remain unrelenting and continuously peep out for the disingenuous modes of concealment traffickers consume to beat detection.  The post NDLEA intercepts 37.3kg cocaine, heroin at Lagos airport, arrests 7 drug traffickers appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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