NDLEA Arrest 6 Drug Traffickers At Murtala Muhammed Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended six suspected drug traffickers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, with 16.51 kg of narcotics.
The drugs include: 10.27kg of cannabis, 1.31kg of methamphetamine and 4.93kg of cocaine.
Chairman and Chief executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade warned that drug barons, who dare the collective will of the NDLEA, shall be arrested and prosecuted.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Mr Hamza Umar explained that; “We just arrested six suspected drug traffickers with drugs weighing 16.51kg including liquid cocaine. The suspects include Nwodo Anthony, who was found with 3.260kg of liquid cocaine concealed in body cream from Brazil and Ikebalum Nicholas Ogochukwu, who excreted 36 wraps of cocaine weighing 570 grammes on board the aircraft.
“Madu Okey was caught with 975 grammes of methamphetamine while going to Tanzania. Attempt by Nnadobe Anthony to smuggle 335 grammes of methamphetamine to South Africa failed. Okoye Kelvin was found smuggling 10.27kg of cannabis to Doha while the only female suspect, Nwaokolo Omari was caught exporting 1.670 kg of cocaine to Madrid, Spain” Hamza explained.
In their statements, the suspects gave various reasons why they got involved in drug trafficking. 54-year-old Okey who hails from Anambra State described himself as a novice in drug trafficking while Madu in his statement said, “I own a boutique in Nairobi, Kenya and I am married with four children. My friend lured me into drug trafficking. This is my first time and I was arrested due to my inexperience. I regret my action.”
Omari, 32-year-old mother of three children said that she wanted to make quick money but she was not lucky.
“I buy and sell clothes. I lived in Spain for about a decade. I came back to Nigeria because of financial hardship. I love to go back to Spain and I do not have enough money. This was how I found myself in drug trafficking,” she said.
The suspects will soon be charged to court.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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