A Ghanaian and two Nigerians have been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu respectively by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency NDLEA for trafficking 9.
953kilograms of Cocaine and Methamphetamine.
The Director Media and Advocacy NDLEA headquarters Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a press statement, Sunday.
The statement said, “One of the suspects, Uzoh Ndubuisi Johnson was arrested on Wednesday 8th December 2021 during an inward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers at the Arrival Hall of the airport.
Uzoh who arrived from Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was controlled and arrested with clothes impregnated with cocaine, weighing 6.
“While being interviewed by narcotic officers, Uzoh said he was given the consignment by his enabler based in Brazil for which he would be paid N3million upon successful delivery to someone in Nigeria,” The statement explained.
In the same vein, “another trafficker, 53-year-old Udeh Charley was arrested at the Enugu airport for ingesting 72 wraps of Cocaine weighing 1.
He was arrested on Friday 3rd December during outward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers going to Rome, Italy via Addis Ababa.
While in custody, “he claimed he would have been paid 4000 Euros on the successful delivery of the drugs in Italy where he has been living for over 20 years.
In a related development, “another trafficker, 25-year-old John Kadja, whose father is from Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana and mother from Nsukka, Enugu State was arrested on Friday 3rd December with 2 kilograms of Methamphetamine during an outward clearance of Qatar Airways from Abuja to Doha at the departure screening area of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
“A search of his bag showed that the drug was concealed in a false bottom of his checked-in luggage.
He said he was travelling to Doha to work as a labourer.
Arrests in other states:
In Ondo State, “43-year-old Onuoha Friday was arrested on Friday 10th December along Lagos-Benin expressway with one million capsules of Tramadol while in two major arrests in Anambra state, a total of 238.
973kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were recovered.
On Friday 3rd December, “NDLEA operatives intercepted a truck at the Onitsha head bridge heading to Delta State with various quantities of Codeine, Tramadol, Diazepam, and Rohypnol recovered from the vehicle and its driver, Obinna Obinwa, arrested.
In Delta State “raids and follow up operations carried out in parts of the state on Friday 10th December led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Abdulkarim Shiabu and 23-year-old Lawal Saidu, both from Niger Republic and four others with different quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Tramadol and Cannabis amongst many other drugs.
In Kogi State, “Adam Salaudeen was arrested at Ogori Magongo area of the state with 214.
7kg of Cannabis sativa.
Commending the officers and men of Enugu, Abuja airports commands and their counterparts in the affected States, the Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig.
Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them and their compatriots across the country to remain vigilant and resolute in the collective mission to rid every part of Nigeria of illicit drugs.
NDLEA arrests Ghanaian, 2 Nigerians with 9.
9kg cocaine, Meth