NDLEA arrests 2 in Lagos, Abuja airports with 3kg cocaine | Dailytrust

NDLEA arrests 2 in Lagos, Abuja airports with 3kg cocaine

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja and another at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, with over three kilogrammes of cocaine.

The spokesman of the agency, Mr. Jonah Achema, said on Thursday in Abuja that while Adeleke Kazeem Biola was arrested at the Lagos airport with 1.5kg of cocaine on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 during the outward clearance of passengers on an Emirate Airline to Dubai, a Lagos-based businessman, Onu Oluchukwu Friday, was caught with 1.527kg of the illicit drug at Abuja Airport.

He quoted the Commander, MMIA Command of NDLEA, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, as saying that the suspect, Adeleke was intercepted at the departure hall of Lagos airport with the hard drug neatly concealed in a false bottom of his travel bag.

While explaining how Onu Oluchukwu Friday was arrested at the Abuja airport on Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Commander, NAIA Command of the NDLEA, Mr. Kabir Sani Tsakuwa, said “During outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline ET 910 en route Abuja-Addis Ababa-New Delhi, India, the 39-year-old suspect, from Umuaku-Isiochi village in Abia State, was intercepted at the boarding gate screening and referred for scanning.

“The passenger proved positive for ingestion. He excreted 83 wraps of substances, which proved positive for cocaine and weighed 1.527kg.

“The suspect who claimed he was into plumbing material business in Lagos but came to Abuja for trafficking drugs, said he was to be paid N1.5m on delivery to one Chibuzo Nmadu, a Nigerian based in India,” he said.

 

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