The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), has arrested two drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, after the suspects excreted 191 wraps of cocaine and heroin.
This was made known In a statement issued yesterday by the NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi.
According to Babafemi, one Chukwudi Destiny was apprehended on Saturday, during the outward screening of passengers on Ethiopian airline to Italy, adding that the NDLEA operatives referred him for scanning and the scan result proved positive for drug ingestion. Consequently, he was placed under excretion observation and in the process, he excreted 92 wraps of Heroin with a total weight of 1.300 kilogrammes.
He further said, “In the same vein, on Friday, April 16, 2021, Ezekiel Chibuzo, who arrived in Lagos from Brazil on board Qatar Airline, was arrested for drug ingestion after excreting 99 wraps of cocaine.
“This is just as operatives at SAHCO import shed, during the in-bound examination of consignments on an Ethiopian airline cargo flight from South Africa on April 12, 2021, made a seizure of 11.550kg of heroin cleverly packed and concealed in Corn-flakes cartons. Four clearing agents are in custody in connection to the seizure.
According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, a sting operation was executed on the address provided by one of the suspects. In the process, a Congolese, Kayembe Kamba Mazepy was arrested. After his arrest, he mentioned another person who is to receive the parcel from him. On the strength of the information, another sting operation was conducted in the early hours of Saturday 17th April, where the person that came to take delivery was arrested.
Reacting to the latest drug haul at the airport, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), commended the officers and men of the MMIA Command for their commitment to the nation’s crusade against illicit drugs.