NDLEA arrests 64 drug traffickers at Lagos airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, says it arrested 64 drug traffickers between January and August.

The NDLEA MMIA Commander, Garba Ahmadu, told journalists on Thursday that the suspects comprised 55 males and nine females.

He said the total drug seizure within the period stood at 260.202kg, comprising 20.360kg of cocaine, 14.040 heroin, 112.242 cannabis sativa, 84.920 metamphetamine and 24.140kg of ephedrine.

Ahmadu stated that on June 10, the command arrested one Kouassi JeanPaul, otherwise known as Eze Ikechukwu, who swallowed 80 wraps of methamphetamine.

According to him, the 55-year-old suspect was arrested on his way to Jakarta, Indonesia.

He said the suspect would be arraigned on Friday (today).

He explained that the suspect found it difficult to excrete the wraps that he swallowed after being caught.

He said, “He swallowed 80 wraps of Methamphetamine. He freely excreted 79 wraps with one wrap trapped in his system. The suspect was referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital from the Nigeria Air Force clinic.”

Ahmadu said after a surgery at LASUTH on June 27, 2019 JeanPaul excreted the remaining one wrap in his system.

While warning Nigerians against drug trafficking, the commander said no fewer than four people lost their lives to the crime recently.


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