BREAKING: NDLEA arrests 8, uncovers drugs hidden in locust beans
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), had foiled an attempt by a syndicate to export illicit drugs through the Lagos airport during an outward clearance of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline to Oman via Addis Ababa.
Mr. Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson, confirmed that a suspect, Jonah Chukwuemeka, was arrested in connection with the drugs.
According to Babafemi, his luggage contained 1,995 Tramadol tablets with a combined weight of 900 grammes that were concealed as locust beans.
He said that the bag containing the illicit substance was handed over to the suspect at the airport by one, Olagunju Abbas, who was promptly arrested.
In the same vein, packs of Tramadol 225mg containing 119,500 capsules were transferred Thursday to NDLEA by the Nigeria Customs, cargo wing of MMIA.
“The consignment had come in through Ethiopian Airline from Pakistan, ” he said.
Meanwhile, NDLEA operatives on Saturday raided a car shop, Bolak Motors, at Ewela bus stop, Oshodi, where bags of 615.2kg cannabis were recovered, along with nine vehicles.
Babafemi said that efforts were ongoing to track the car dealer, Alhaji Ismail, who was at large.
Babafemi said that no fewer than eight suspects were arrested and bags of illicit drugs seized.
He said this was when Akerele area of Agege, Shogunle and Mafoluku areas of Oshodi, Fagba area of Ogba, Ipodo area of Ikeja, and Iyana Ipaja park, were raided by the NDLEA operatives.
Babafemi quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the officers and men of the MMIA and Lagos commands for the arrests and seizures...TAP.TO.READ MORE.
Marwa charged them and their compatriots across the country not to rest on their oars as the agency would always be on the look for drug traffickers and abusers.