Men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Saturday 31st July 2021, recovered 35 wraps of cocaine from the underwear of a lady, Okafor
Men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Saturday 31st July 2021, 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.
Edith tried to beat security checks by tucking the pellets of cocaine in her underwear. She was however picked up for search and questioning during which the wraps of the illicit drug were found on her. During the preliminary interview, she claimed her desire to make money pushed her into drug trafficking.
Similarly, an intending male passenger, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, agoing to Istanbul was arrested at Gate A departure hall of the MMIA on Tuesday 27th July during outward clearance of Egypt airline to Turkey with 78grams of cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaves.
This is just a another intending male passenger, Egbon Osarodion going to Milan, Italy, was arrested at the airport’s Gate A departure hall during outward clearance of passengers on Egypt airline with different quantities of 225mg Tramadol and Rohypnol concealed in foil papers wrapped in a polyethylene bag on the same day
Chairman/ Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the commanders, officers, and men of the MMIA and Niger state commands of the Agency for their continued efforts in tracking down traffickers of illicit drugs in their areas of responsibility. He 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.