Saturday, April 16, 2016

NDLEA Recovers 193 Wraps Of Cocaine in passengers socks at MMA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Friday said it recovered 193 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine inside a passenger’s socks at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

This is contained in a statement issued and signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

According to the statement, the drug which tested positive for cocaine with a total weight of 3.4 kilogrammes was detected during routine screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai.

The statement quoted the NDLEA Commander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba, as giving the name of the suspect as Samuel Maduewesi.

The statement said, “During screening of passengers at the arrival hall, officers noticed that he had some items attached to his legs.

“It was cleverly done but not good enough to escape our notice.

“When his socks were pulled down, suspected wraps of narcotics found to be cocaine fell down on the floor.

“He was immediately arrested and taken for further investigation.”

The agency said the suspect would be charged to court soon.


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