The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has continued to put the heat on drug traffickers with the arrest of a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and another man at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with over three kilogrammes of cocaine carefully concealed in luggage.
While Adeleke Kazeem Biola was arrested at the Lagos Airport with 1.5 kilogrammes of cocaine on Wednesday night, February 3, 2021, during the outward clearance of passengers on Emirate Airline to Dubai, a Lagos-based businessman, Onu Oluchukwu Friday, was caught with 1.527 kilograms of the illicit drug at the Abuja Airport.
According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Mr Ahmadu Garba, the suspect, Adeleke was intercepted at the departure hall in Lagos with the hard drug neatly concealed in a false bottom of his bag.
Garba said: “He acknowledged that the series of arrests in the past three weeks follow the offensive action approach deployed by his command in line with the directive by the new Chairman/Chief Executive of the agency, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd).”While explaining how a plumbing materials dealer, Onu Oluchukwu Friday, was arrested at the departure lounge of the Abuja Airport on Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Commander, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Command of the NDLEA, Mr. Kabir Sani Tsakuwa, said: “During outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline ET 910 en route Abuja-Addis Ababa – New Delhi, India, the 39-year-old suspect, a native of Umuaku-Isiochi village in Abia State, was intercepted at the boarding gate screening and referred for scanning. The passenger proved positive for ingestion. (Guardian)