Barely two weeks after a Madrid, Spain-bound trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, excreted 113 wraps of cocaine after his arrest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, two others nabbed by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the same airport have excreted a total of 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.
On April 10, 2021, during the outward screening of passengers on Ethiopian Airline to Italy, NDLEA operatives at MMIA intercepted and referred one Chukwudi Destiny for scanning.
The scan result proved positive to drug ingestion.
Consequently, he was placed under excretion observation.
In the process, Destiny excreted 92 pellets of heroin with a total weight of 1.300Kg.
On April 12, 2021 during the inbound examination of consignments on Ethiopian Airline cargo flight from South Africa, operatives at SAHCO import shed made a seizure of 11.550kg of heroin cleverly packed and concealed in corn flakes cartons.
Four clearing agents are in custody in connection to the seizure.
According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba: “A sting operation was executed on the address provided by one the suspects.
“In the process, a Congolese, Kayembe Kamba Mazepy, was arrested.
“After his arrest, he mentioned another person who is to receive the parcel from him.
“On the strength of the information, another sting operation was conducted in the early hours of Saturday, 17th April, 2021 where the person that came to take delivery was arrested.”
In the same vein, on April 16, 2021, another trafficker, Ezekiel Chibuzo, who arrived Lagos from Brazil on board Qatar Airways, was also arrested for drug ingestion.
Chibuzo has so far excreted 99 wraps of Cocaine.
This is just as officers at the export shed of the airport have seized 822.950kg of khat leaves heading to the United Kingdom and United States of America.
Reacting to the latest drug haul at the airport, the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, retired Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa, commended the officers and men of the MMIA Command for their commitment to the nation’s crusade against illicit drugs.
“While I commend the officers and men of our MMIA Command, let me again warn unrepentant barons and traffickers that the game is up for them because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths”, Marwa stated in his message on Sunday.