By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Attempt by two Europe bound illicit drug traffickers to ship out of the country some quantity of the substances have landed them in the net of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Equally, a pregnant woman and a fake soldier were arrested in Portharcourt with 4.5 kilograms of cannabis and in a commercial bus at Aliade checkpoint with 2.3kilogram respectively.
One of the Europe bound traffickers, a female, identified as Isesele Obehi was said to have been arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIM, Ikeja, on Saturday 11th September, 2021 during outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight at Gate B departure hall of the Lagos airport on her way to Milan, Italy with 312 sachets of Tramadol, weighing 1.5kg, concealed in crayfish and dried vegetables.
The other suspect, named Emmanuel Chibuzor Omebere was said to have been apprehended at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, by narcotic officers with 137.45 grams concealed in foodstuff on Thursday 2nd Sept during outward clearance of Turkish Airline flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
The Agency’s Director Media and Advocacy Femi Babafemi confirmed the arrest in a statement on Sunday.
On the others suspects, he said ” Curiously, a 38-year-old pregnant woman, Kate Ngozi Nwuju was arrested on Tuesday 14th Sept at her residence in Rumueme, Mile 4 area of Port Harcourt, Rivers state with 4.5kilograms of cannabis following intelligence that she sells drugs.
Also, one Aliyu Saidu, suspected to be a fake soldier was arrested with 2.3kg of Cannabis Sativa in a commercial bus from Lagos to Makurdi, on Monday 13th of Sept at Aliade checkpoint, Benue State”.