Three Nigerians Arrested At Airports With Hard Drugs Concealed In Crayfish, Cereal Packs, Others

A 23-year-old secondary college leaver, Iwuyi Princewill Chukwuka and a European-based Nigerian, Peter Mkwo have been arrested with varied illicit medication on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, (NAIA), Abuja.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in an announcement on Tuesday in Abuja.


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Babafemi stated the suspects, Chukwuka and Mkwo had been to export 9 kilogrammes of skunk and methamphetamine from the NAIA, Abuja to Turkey and Belgium respectively, NAN studies.

He stated that Mkwo was arrested on Friday whereas attempting to board an Ethiopian Airline 910 en route Abuja-Addis Ababa- Brussels, Belgium.

The spokesperson stated that upon looking Mkwo, three kilogrammes of methamphetamine had been found stuffed within the lining of a false backside of his baggage.

“Under interrogation, Mkwo claimed he has lived in Belgium for 15 years and labored as a forklift driver in an vehicle firm, the place he earned €1,700 monthly.

“He stated he got here into Nigeria on April 26 for the burial of his father who died in August 2019 however buried on April 30, in Awka, Anambra State.

“He stated that after spending two weeks in Awka, he travelled to Uyo for one more week to see his sister and later to Lagos to see his girlfriend.

”Mkwo claimed that he lodged in a lodge at Amuwo Odofin in Lagos the place he met two males whereas hanging on the bar by the lodge’s swimming pool the place they made a proposal to him to hold the drug for onward supply to Belgium.

“He stated that the bag containing the drug was dropped at him within the lodge by the 2 males on Friday, May 28, earlier than he took off to Abuja the place he was to take his flight to Brussels.

“He stated he was promised (£3,000) on profitable supply to 1 Ishmael, in Belgium.

“He claimed he accepted the offer to deliver the drug to raise some funds to pay back the money he borrowed from friends during the burial of his father.”

Babafemi additionally acknowledged that the 23-year-old Chukwuka was arrested with a 6.3kg skunk hid in crayfish.

Babafemi stated that it was stuffed inside packs of cereal throughout an outward clearance of a Turkish airline flight on the departure corridor of the Abuja airport.

“During interrogation, he claimed he was travelling for a Diploma examine in Tourism and Hotel Management on the University of Mediterranean, Karpasia, North Cyprus,’’ he stated.

Also arrested was Zakaru Baba, a 27-year-old graduate of accountancy, Bayero University, Kano.

He was arrested on the native wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, (MAKIA), Kano with six kilogrammes of hashish sativa.

Zakaru Baba’s consignment was flown from Lagos to Kano on May 29 through Max Air.

Babafemi stated that the suspect, who turned as much as declare the packaged drug, was arrested and had since confessed possession of the exhibit.

“This is the primary time the command has apprehended a suspect through the home wing of the airport, as most arrests and seizures are often made on the worldwide wing,’’ he stated.

Babafemi quoted the Chairman, NDLEA, retired, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the NAIA Commander, Kabir Tsakuwa, and his MAKIA counterpart, Mohammed Ajiya, in addition to the officers and males of the 2 instructions for his or her vigilance.

He counseled their commitments to the duty of ridding the nation of illicit substances and charged them to not relaxation on their oars because the company intensified the conflict in opposition to drug abuse and trafficking in Nigeria.

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Three Nigerians Arrested At Airports With Hard Drugs Concealed In Crayfish, Cereal Packs, Others

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