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NDLEA Makes The Greatest Cocaine Bust At Port Harcourt Airport

NDLEA Makes The Greatest Cocaine Bust At Port Harcourt Airport 

At Port Harcourt International Airport, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) made the greatest cocaine collection ever.

News Agency of Nigeria

Mr Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, revealed this in an Abuja statement on Sunday.

Nnanna Michael, 39, was detained during the inward screening of passengers on board Qatar Airline aircraft QR1433 from Doha to Port Harcourt on Tuesday, March 29, according to Babafemi.

According to Babafemi, the suspect, who was detained in Ekwusigo, Anambra State, had 73 sachets of cocaine totaling 8.15 kg.

He said that this was the greatest seizure of its kind at the airport since it began operating foreign flights years ago.

Michael stated during the preliminary questioning that he left Sao Paulo, Brazil around midnight on Sunday en way from Qatar to Port Harcourt.

“He claimed that an unidentified person in Sao Paulo gave him six-bed sheets in which the drug was concealed to deliver to another unidentified person at Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

“The 73 cocaine sachets were hidden in 4×1 feet factory sewn colourful bed sheets. Five of the bed sheets contain 12 sachets each, while the sixth bed sheet contains 13 sachets.

“An immediate follow-up operation led to the arrest of 50-year-old Monday Alaisu, who traveled from Lagos to pick the drug from Nnenna.

“He was arrested at the airport’s car park where he was waiting to receive Nnenna with the latter’s photograph taken at the Brazilian airport and his international passport’s Data Page in his hand,“ Babafemi said.

The Oyo/Osun Area Headquarters of the Nigerian Customs Service, according to Babafemi, submitted 17.6 kilos of cannabis and a suspect, Ramon Dauda, 40, to the state command of the NDLEA.

On Thursday, March 31, narcotic cops on patrol on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway confiscated a shipment of 10 kilogrammes of cannabis and 12.1 grammes of amphetamine in a commercial bus.

“A follow-up operation in Ilesa, Osun state led to the arrest of the owner of the drug exhibits, Mrs Remi Aluko, 44,” he said.

At least seven drug traffickers were detained in Kano searches, according to Babafemi, with 80 kg of codeine and pentazocine injection recovered.

“Those picked in Rijiyar Zaki, Brigade, Yan-Kaba, Tudun Wada, Karfi, Ungogo, and Nasarawa areas of the state include Muhammad AdamuAbba Sani; and Auwalu Muhammad, among others,” he said.

The Chairman of the NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa, was reported by an NDLEA official as commending the officers and men of the agency’s PHIA, Oyo, and Kano commands.

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