The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday, 24th of September apprehended a Nigerian student alongside other suspected drug traffickers with narcotics weighing 10.255 kilogrammes which was smartly concealed in garri. The suspects were nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos.
Speaking on the arrest, NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Ahmadu Garba said that the suspects were apprehended for their involvement in smuggling drug hidden in garri adding that two of the drug suspects were coming from Brazil with cocaine while three others were going to South Africa, Dubai and Pakistan when they were arrested.
Mr. Garba further gave the names of those apprehended as “26 year old student, Okonkwo Daniel Anagor, was caught with 2.810kgs of Tramadol on his way to Dubai, Lawal Monsuru Ademola, 33 year old trader was arrested with 3.310kgs of methamphetamine on his way to South Africa while Ogbonna Donatus Chigozie was caught attempting to smuggle 610 grammes of cocaine to Pakistan. Two other suspects, Okoro Chibueze Augustine and Okpue Ernest Ifeanyi were caught with 2.575kgs and 950 grammes of cocaine from Brazil”.
Meanwhile Chairman of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade while reacting to the recent arrests called on Nigerians to shun drug trafficking and promote peaceful coexistence.
“Some of the lessons of Eid el Kabir are obedience and love. Let us love one another and obey the laws of the land by avoiding drug trafficking and abuse. This way we can promote safety and peaceful coexistence”.
The NDLEA boss also advised the suspects to turn a new leaf and contribute to nation building stressing further that all the five suspects would soon be charged to court.