Operatives of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, have detained an Uber driver and two different cocaine traffickers on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, MMIA, in Lagos.
The Uber driver Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was arrested on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, on the MMIA’s SAHCO export shed whereas transporting a consignment from his consumer to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
When the package deal was opened, 150 grams of cocaine hidden inside two items of air freshener had been found.
An announcement issued by the Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi mentioned a follow-up operation the next day resulted within the arrest of Egbo Emmanuel Maduka in his dwelling on Wednesday, June ninth. Up to now, investigations have revealed that Egbo is liable for the 2 seizures of 50 grams of cocaine in a hair attachment and one other 150 grams of cocaine hid in an air freshener on their method to Malabo.
The seizures happened on June 4th and eighth, 2021, respectively.
The company added that on the identical day, Udogwu James Johnson, a male passenger on Qatar Airways from GRU in Brazil, was arrested at D-arrival corridor, MMIA, Lagos, with 9 wraps of cocaine weighing 300grams in his pant.
In a associated improvement, a 27-year-old ultimate yr Petroleum Engineering scholar of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Ali Mohammed has been arrested with 3.032kg of hashish sativa at a motor park in Iddo, Lagos, following a tip off on Thursday 10th June, 2021.
Underneath interrogation, Ali who hails from Nguru, Yobe State however introduced up in Lagos claimed that whereas on his method to the motor park in Iddo, from Obalende the place he lives, he met an acquaintance, Ahmed who upon studying that he was touring again to ATBU, Bauchi by way of Kano implored him (the suspect) to assist ship a journey bag containing the seized 3.032kg of hashish sativa to 1 Ugo who lives in Sabon Gari, Kano. Ahmed informed the suspect that he would ship Ugo’s telephone quantity to him by way of SMS to facilitate the supply of the consignment when he arrives Kano.
The suspect who admitted figuring out that the bag contained medication nonetheless denied receiving or being promised any type of gratification for agreeing to take the medication to Kano.
Chairman/Chief Govt of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has congratulated the MMIA and Lagos state Instructions of the Company on their achievements, whereas charging the officers and males of the 2 Instructions to not relaxation on their laurels. He requested them to stay vigilant and intensify the continued offensive motion towards all drug cartels of their areas of duty.