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NDLEA arrests drug dealer behind cocaine hidden in Lagos airport toilet

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) inspecting hard drug
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) inspecting hard drug

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a Brazil-based drug dealer, Okafor Okwudili Moses, over 2.55kgs of cocaine recovered from a toilet at the E-Arrival Hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The drug was discovered in the toilet of the airport on Friday 12th November after it was dumped there by a trafficker who was obviously scared of being caught by narcotic officers positioned at the airport.

The spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that the following day, Saturday 13th November, the actual owner of the consignment, Okafor, arrived at the airport from Brazil via an Ethiopian Airline flight and was arrested.

While being interviewed in custody, he confirmed he is the owner of the seized illicit drug.

In other operations across the country, over 6,043.857kgs of assorted illicit drugs were recovered in five states of Adamawa, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and Ebonyi with over two hectares of cannabis farms destroyed.

“A suspected fake security agent, Abdullahi Mohammed, who claimed to be serving in one of the security formations in Mubi, Adamawa State, was arrested with four blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 4kg along Bazza-Michika-road.

“In the same vein, four other suspects were arrested at different locations in Jimeta, Yola North LGA, with assorted substances such as Cannabis, Diazepam, Exol- 5 and Tramadol tablets,” Babafemi said.

In Ondo State, three people: Alabi Idowu, Oluwatomipe Olorundare and Finity Sunday, were arrested on Monday 15th November and 2,771kgs of Cannabis recovered from them at Oke Ogun camp, Ipele, Owo LGA, while 59-year-old Mrs Joy Peter was nabbed with over 39kg cannabis and Tramadol tablets on Wednesday 17th November.

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