June 20, 2009

NDLEA arrests 4, discovers 20.8 kg of cannabis in refuse dump at Lagos airport

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has renewed its determination to make the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos a no-go for drug traffickers.

The agency’s position was made known as a drug trafficker abandoned 19 pieces of compressed cannabis with a total weight of 20.8 kg in a refuse dump at the Lagos airport.

The NDLEA has also arrested four suspected drug traffickers at the airport in the last seven days for attempting to export various wraps of narcotic drug to Europe through ingestion.
The name of the suspects, according to the NDLEA assistant commander in charge of operations and intelligence at the airport, Alhaji Idris Bello, are Dunu Chukwunyere, 37, Idah Benjamin Eme, 49, Nnwabuife Paul Uche, 37, and Sunday Eric Smart, 39. Dunu was on his way to Australia in an Emirate flight when he was allegedly  found to have ingested narcotics. Idah and Nnwabuife whose destinations are Paris and Milan were both nabbed during the outward screening of KLM passengers. Smart was equally on his way to Milan, Italy when he tested positive to illicit drugs ingestion.