NDLEA Arrests Wanted Drug Suspect At Lagos Airport

Category: Crime News

A drug kingpin wanted for attempts to ship illicit drug consignments to the United Kingdom tops the list of arrests made by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency through interdiction operations that led to the seizure of four tons of illicit substances in the past week.

The agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, disclosed that the suspect, Obiorah Chigozie, had been on the NDLEA’s wanted list since September 15, 2023, when a consignment of 1.500kg skunk concealed in flour going to London was intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc export shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, and his freight agent, Nworah Adaugo, arrested.

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“Convinced that the 1.500kg consignment had sailed through, Obiorah walked into the agency’s dragnet on Thursday, September 28, when he brought another tranche of 2.00kg concealed in cartons to the airport for shipment to the UK. In his interview, Obiorah claimed he was into shoe sales in Lagos before venturing into the illicit drug business,” Babafemi said.

Meanwhile, Babafemi added that NDLEA operatives attached to the Federal Capital Territory Command, on Friday, September 29, intercepted a container truck with number plate BD G41 XM coming from Lagos to Kano at the Gwagwalada area of the FCT.

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