Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 53-year-old physically challenged man, Ehiarimwiam Osaromo Emmanuel, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, for drug trafficking.
Ehiarimwiam was arrested on his way to Italy via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight.
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Spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, said Ehiarimwiam, an indigene of Orhionmwon LGA of Edo State, concealed 5,000 tablets of tramadol in his luggage.
Babafemi said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a frequent traveller who often travels with lots of bags containing mainly food items, body creams, hair attachment and drinks.
“The suspect was said to have presented his usual large consignment to NDLEA operatives for search but held on to some packages, which were retrieved from him and properly searched during which the drugs were discovered.”