The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have recovered 35 wraps of cocaine from the underwear of a lady, Okafor Ebere Edith during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Cotevoire, to Monrovia, Liberia from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.
The suspect tucked the pellets of cocaine in her underwear to beat security checks at the airport but didn’t succeed. She was picked up for search and questioning during which the wraps of the illicit drug were found on her. During the preliminary interview, she said her desire to make money pushed her into drug trafficking.
The operatives also arrested another suspect, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, who is an intending male passenger going to Istanbul was arrested at Gate A departure hall of the MMIA on Tuesday 27th July. The NDLEA officials picked him up during outward clearance of Egypt airline to Turkey and he was found with 78grams of cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaves.
On the same day, NDLEA apprehended another intending male passenger, Egbon Osarodion going to Milan, Italy, at the airport’s Gate A departure hall during outward clearance of passengers on Egypt airline. He was caught with different quantities of 225mg Tramadol and Rohypnol concealed in foil papers wrapped in a polyethylene bag.
Similarly, operatives of the agency from Kontagora Area command while acting on credible intelligence, iun the early hours of Thursday 29th July 2021 raided a warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, where drug supplies for bandits operating in parts of the state were stored.
After a thorough search of the warehouse, 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered while a man seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar.
Reacting to the development, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the personnel for their continued efforts in tracking down traffickers of illicit drugs in their areas of responsibility.
He then charged them and their counterparts in other commands to remain focussed and resolute in pursuit of the goal to rid Nigeria of illicit substances and drug-related criminalities.
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