The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a suspected drug dealer, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, in a church in Ojodu, Ikeja area of Lagos state.
The agency’s spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement said Ikeanyionwu was wanted for attempting to export sixty-nine-point-six-five kilograms of cocaine, heroin and cannabis to the United Kingdom through the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Mr Babafemi said the NDLEA operatives traced the wanted drug dealer to a popular Pentecostal Church at Mike Ajari Street, Ojodu Berger where they arrested him.
His arrest followed the interception of a consignment of illicit drugs weighing sixty-nine-point-six-five kilograms going to the United Kingdom through the Lagos airport.
The NDLEA spokesperson said the operatives also arrested an Italy-bound passenger, Abibu Miminu, during the outward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airways flight to Italy via Addis-Ababa for ingesting illicit drugs.
He said while under observation at the agency’s facility, the suspected trafficker excreted sixty-eight wraps of heroin in three excretions, all weighing eight hundred grams.