Arik admits two crew members arrested in U.K. for drug trafficking

The airline company distanced itself from drug trafficking.

The management of Arik Air has admitted that two of its crew members were arrested for allegedly possessing banned drugs suspected to be cocaine after one of its flight to the U.K.

The airline company promised to cooperate with British authorities investigating the the two cabin crew members.

The spokesman for the company, Adebanji Ola, said in a statement on Tuesday that Arik Air was co-operating fully with the U.K. authorities and all other concerned agencies in their investigations.

“Arik Air remains committed to the fight against drug and illicit substances trafficking and will not tolerate the use of any of its aircraft or crew for the courier of banned items and substances,” he said.

The spokesperson said “Arik Air carries out very stringent checks on all members of staff and its travelling guests ahead of all flights.

“It will continue to focus its attention on measures to prevent the possibility of any future similar incidents.”

“Arik Air is a responsible Nigerian company always seeking to maintain and uphold the integrity and proud reputation of the nation.”

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency had earlier said that it would probe two Arik Air crew members allegedly found with cocaine at Heathrow Airport, London.

(NAN)


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