The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recorded major breakthroughs in their efforts against drug trafficking.
A Madrid, Spain-bound trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, excreted one hundred and thirteen wraps of Cocaine after his arrest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) a fortnight ago.
Two others nabbed by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Lagos airport have excreted a total of one hundred and ninety one pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation.
On 10th April 2021, during the outward screening of passengers on Ethiopian airline to Italy, NDLEA operatives at MMIA intercepted and referred one Chukwudi Destiny for scanning and the scan result proved positive to drug ingestion.
Consequently, he was placed under excretion observation, and in the process excreted ninety two pellets of Heroin with a total weight of 1.300Kg.
Two days later, during the inbound examination of consignments on an Ethiopian airline cargo flight from South Africa, operatives at SAHCO import shed 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.
The Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, said that a sting operation was executed on the address provided by one the suspects.
He said that in the process, a Congolese, Kayembe Kamba Mazepy was arrested who also mentioned another person who is to receive the parcel from him.
Garba said that on the strength of the information, another sting operation was conducted in the early hours of Saturday 17th April 2021 where the person that came to take delivery was arrested.
Similarly, another trafficker, Ezekiel Chibuzo who arrived in Lagos from Brazil onboard Qatar airline was also on Friday arrested for drug ingestion.
NDLEA Sources said he has so far excreted ninety nine wraps of Cocaine. This is just as
officers at the export shed of the airport have seized 822.950kg of khat leaves heading to UK and US.
Meanwhile, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa has on Sundaycommended the officers and men of the MMIA Command for their commitment to the nation’s crusade against illicit drugs.
He warned unrepentant barons and traffickers that the game is up for them because NDLEA will continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of the agency’s efforts to secure the country and protect the future of Nigerian youths.