NDLEA intercepts 3.30kg cocaine in Lagos airport

Published February 3, 2021
• Woman arrested for trafficking 45 bags cannabis in Nasarawa
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe and Umar Muhammed

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested one Ukaegbu Onyekachi with a 3 . 30 kilogram of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos State.
It was gathered that Onyekachi, who arrived from Sao Paulo , Brazil , via an Ethiopian airline , was intercepted on Monday during an inward clearance of passengers of the airline at the E Arrival Hall of the airport .
In a statement on Tuesday , the airport commander of the NDLEA , Ahmadu Garba , said Onyekachi concealed the drug inside T – shirt stickers.
He said, “ The hard drug was cleverly concealed in T – shirts stickers, but he couldn’ t escape the eagle eyes of our detectives . ”
Similarly , the FCT command of the agency raided some drug spots in Abuja and arrested 14 people including three suspected fake soldiers and different quantities of cocaine , codeine ; Rohypnol and Indian hemp were allegedly recovered from them .
According to the FCT commander of the agency , Lawan Hammisu, the areas raided in the FCT are Wuse Zone 4 and 5 ; Wuse by Banex Plaza ; Garki by Torabora ; Area 1 by Gwagwalada Park ; Dagwa village and Abattoir in Karu .
Hammisu said , “ The 14 persons arrested are being investigated in connection with the recovery of 34 .8 kg cannabis sativa . Also seized were other quantities of cocaine, codeine and Rohypnol . Three of the arrested persons who were in military camouflage are still being profiled , but are suspected to be fake soldiers . ”
In a related development, the Nasarawa command of the NDLEA said it uncovered a cannabis warehouse in Lafia where 45 bags of illegal drugs weighing 474 kg were recovered.
A 35 – year -old housewife , Mrs Rakiya Haladu , was arrested in connection with the seizure , said to be worth N 11 , 250 ,000 .
While parading the suspect at the command office in Lafia on Tuesday , the state Commandant , Justice Arinze, revealed that officers arrested 54 drug suspects , comprising 12 dealers and 42 drug addicts , across the 13 local government areas and 18 local council development areas of the state .
Arinze said 10 drug dealers were convicted at the Federal High Court.

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