NDLEA arrests eight suspected drug traffickers

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The NDLEA has arrested eight suspected drug traffickers and recovered 10.635 kg of narcotics.



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Thursday, announced the arrest of eight suspected drug traffickers and the recovery 10.635 kg of narcotics.

The spokesman of the agency, Mitchell Ofoyeju, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.

Mr. Ofoyeju said that the suspects were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

He noted that one of the suspects, a Nigerian, travelling to Thailand with a Zambian passport, allegedly concealed 2.522 kg of methamphetamine inside native clothes.

He said that the suspects were between 25 and 54 years old.

“The breakdown of drugs recovered includes 4.460 kg of methamphetamine, 4.030 kg of heroin and 2.145 kg of cocaine.

“Apart from one of the suspects caught attempting to smuggle 3.455 kg of heroin from India, others were going outside the country with different quantities of drugs,’’ he said.

According to the statement, the suspects will be charged to court soon.

Also, to mark the Islamic celebration, the chairman of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, has urged members of the public to shun drug trafficking and criminal acts capable of truncating their God-ordained destiny.

“It is sad that these suspected drug traffickers are behind bars when they ought to be with their families this festive season.

“Drug trafficking and other criminal acts will only lead to misery, shame and unfulfilled dreams,” Mr. Giade was quoted as saying.

The NDLEA has arrested eight suspected drug traffickers and recovered 10.635 kg of narcotics.

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