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Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted one hundred and seven (107) Citi Bank credit cards. The automated teller machine cards were detected inside a luggage during the outward screening of Turkish Airline passengers to Istanbul, Turkey at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. A 36 year-old man with dual identity has been apprehended in connection with the discovered cards.
NDLEA Airport commander, Mr Hamza Umar said that the suspect had two international passports bearing his photographs but with different names. “He had a Nigerian passport with the name Funsho Oladimeji Babatunde and a Turkish passport with the name KosarKursat both bearing his photographs. The cards found in his luggage are 68 Citi Interswitch Master Cards and 39 Citi Interswitch Visa cards” Hamza stated.
DRUG BARONS ABANDON HEROIN IN PRAYING RUGS AS NDLEA ARRESTS SUSPECT FOR INGESTING 400 GRAMMES OF METHAMPHETAMINE
A suspected drug trafficking syndicate had abandoned five (5) kilogrammes of high grade heroin at the Murtalla Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The drug was hidden inside praying rugs imported from Pakistan. Narcotic officers made the discovery during inward screening of cargoes on Qatar Airline flight. The Agency also arrested a twenty-nine (29) year old man, Osigwe Kelvin Uchenna for ingesting nine wraps of methamphetamine weighing 400 grammes at the airport.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered three (3) kilogrammes of substances that tested positive for methamphetamine inside female hair attachment.
Anti-narcotic officials detected the drugs at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) cargo section of the Murtalla Muhammed International Airport (MMIA
) Lagos. The drug was meant for export to South Africa.
NDLEA Airport commander, Mr. Hamza Umar said that the Agency apprehended a thirty-seven (37) year-old freight forwarder in connection with the illicit shipment. In his words, “we have arrested a 37 year-old forwarding agent by
name; Mark Udegbulun who brought a consignment of female artificial hair for shipment to South Africa. During examination of the bag, nine (9) of the packs were found to contain parcels of substance that tested positive for methamphetamine hidden inside the artificial hair. He is currently being investigated”.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), Murtalla Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have detected narcotics hidden inside a consignment of dried fish imported from Thailand. Anti-narcotic Agents have apprehended a 35-year-old customs licensed agent, Chukwu Onyekachi Emmanuel in connection with the illicit import. The shipment was detected during inward screening of goods onboard an Ethiopian airline flight.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has discovered a drug syndicate that operates under the cover of a travel Agency. This followed the arrest of two suspected members of the criminal gang at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The duo was found in possession of 4.660kg of substances suspected to be methamphetamine at the airport car park.
Members of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Celebrity Drug-Free Club have planned to take anti-drug trafficking and abuse campaign to Nigerian youths. The campaign with the theme Anti-drug Hero is aimed at empowering young people to seek legitimate pursuits in life. This will be achieved through the use of music, drama, sports among other activities of interest to youths.
ITALIAN BASED NIGERIAN ARRESTED FOR INGESTING 63 WRAPS OF COCAINE, I CAME IN SEARCH OF A WIFE-SUSPECT
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the departure hall of the Murtalla Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos have apprehended a suspected drug trafficker. The forty (40) year old suspect, Amobi Okoye living in Ancona, Italy was arrested while trying to board an Alitalia flight. He was found to have swallowed sixty-three (63) wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 1.030kg. The suspect, in his statement said that he came to Nigeria in search for a wife but decided to smuggle cocaine because he was broke.
According to the NDLEA Airport commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, the suspect was nabbed with the help of scanning machine. In his words, “a forty (40) year old Nigerian living in Italy, Amobi Okoye has been arrested for trafficking in cocaine. The suspect was nabbed with the assistance of scanning machine. While under observation, he excreted a total of sixty-three (63) wraps of powdery substances weighing 1.030kg that tested positive for cocaine. He is currently under investigation”.
Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested three customs licensed clearing and forwarding agents and a motorcycle parts dealer. The suspects are being interrogated in connection with three shipments of methamphetamine meant for export to Malaysia on an Ethiopian Airways flight at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The drug weighing 70.4kg has an estimated street value of 352 million naira.
The names of the three agents released by the NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, are Adewuyi Segun, 45 years, Atebata Godwin, 27 years and Akpaida Kareem Ajayi, 33 years. In addition, a 36 year old motorcycle parts dealer at Nnewi, Anambra State by name Ukpabi Paul, was also arrested.
A 34 year old trader has been apprehended by anti-narcotic officers over attempt to smuggle 16.335kg of cannabis concealed in foodstuff to Dubai. The suspect who sells clothes at Ikorodu area of Lagos was invited for interrogation at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) during the screening of passengers on an Etihad flight. Ten parcels of the drug were hidden in two big bags.
A 32 year old single lady, Chizoba Anya Vivian is currently being quizzed by anti-narcotic officers for allegedly excreting wraps of substance that tested positive for methamphetamine on-board a Qatar Airline Flight from Malaysia. The suspect was said to have aroused suspicion following her frequent visit to the toilet. On arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, three wraps of methamphetamine was found in her possession.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, said that the suspect while under observation excreted two additional wraps. In his words, “the suspect was found with three wraps which she excreted in the aircraft. While she was under observation at the Lagos airport, she excreted two additional wraps of drugs. The five wraps which tested positive for methamphetamine weighed 80 grammes”.
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