Based on a report by The PUNCH, some dug traffickers together with two pregnant girls have been arrested by males of the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport in Ikeja, Lagos for trying to import and export illicit medicine by means of the airport within the final week.
The company first picked up a Brazilian returnee, Nworie Phillip Chikwendu who was arrested on Tuesday, Could 3 throughout an inward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil enroute Doha to Lagos.
“During a thorough search of his luggage, two parcels of cocaine were discovered concealed in a pair of brown slippers hidden in his ox blood backpack. A further search of the pair of black slippers worn by the suspect also led to the recovery of additional two parcels of cocaine built into the soles of his footwear, bringing the total to four parcels weighing 800grams”, the Spokesperson of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, mentioned on a press release on Sunday.
Based on him, when present process preliminary interview, Nworie who claimed to be a barber in Sao Paulo, mentioned he got here to Nigeria for the burial of his father.
He confessed he determined to get into the prison act as a result of his journey was sponsored by his Brazil-based pal who gave him the drug to ship in Lagos for a charge of N2, 000, 000.
The next day, Wednesday Could 4, the NDLEA operatives on the SAHCO export shed of the airport intercepted some cartons of alcoholic drinks suspected to comprise illicit medicine.
Babafemi mentioned, “A freight agent who introduced the consignment for export to Dubai, UAE, Shola Ogunrinde was instantly arrested whereas a observe up operation led to the arrest of a pregnant lady, Mrs. Seun Babatunde, who operates an alcohol joint in Pleasure space of Iyana Ipaja.
“When the cartons had been opened within the presence of the agent and the pregnant proprietor, seven parcels of hashish and a sachet of ecstasy drug (MDMA) had been discovered hid inside Cans of black bullet alcoholic drinks. In her confession, Mrs. Babatunde claimed the medicine had been being despatched to her husband who lives in Dubai.
“The second pregnant woman, Mrs. Gloria Asibor was arrested on Thursday May 5, while attempting to board a Turkish Airline flight to Bolonia, Spain via Istanbul, Turkey. A search of her luggage containing food items led to the discovery of 300 tablets of 200mg and 225mg high dosage Tramadol concealed in crayfish.”
In the meantime, massive consignments of psychoactive substances have been intercepted in elements of North West, North East and North Central.
The NDLEA mentioned that on Kaduna, a drug seller, Obinna Anene a.okay.a Younger Alhaji was arrested on Friday Could 7 at Buwaya Kaduna with 50,000 tablets of Diazepam weighing 9kg; 595 tablets of Tramadol weighing 318grams and eight tablets of Co-codamol weighing 6grams.
On similar day, a trafficker, Alhaji Modu Yahaya was caught with 26.5kg hashish in Damaturu, Yobe state whereas travelling in a industrial car from Abuja to Maiduguri, Borno state.
A minimum of, 9 drug sellers had been arrested by operatives in Lagos on Thursday Could 5 throughout raids in black spots in Mushin Olosha and Akala in addition to Langbasa and Ikota in Ajah space of the state with completely different portions of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Hashish, and Skuchies.
These arrested embody: Kehinde Ilori; Osho Demola Nurudeen; Kamarudeen Isiaka; Kazeem Ishola; Afeez Adebolade; Oguntana Aduragbemi; Chuks Alowai; Mrs. Bola Kazeem and Kehinde Ogunleye
In Plateau, NDLEA operatives on Saturday Could 7 intercepted a truck carrying 673.3kg hashish alongside Bassa/Rukuba Barracks highway in Jos whereas the driving force and his assistant fled into the bush.
In different elements of the state capital, two sellers; Manga Emmanuel and Yusuf Usman had been arrested with 34 pinches of cocaine and 400grams of hashish at previous airport and Rikkos respectively.