NDLEA Arrests Adekunle Oluwapelumi Paul, a Freight Agent, Over Crystal Methamphetamine

Drug Trafficking: NDLEA intercepts 442 parcels of crystal Methamphetamine in smoked fish

*The anti-narcotics regulatory agency says its operatives uncovered the parcels through the SAHCO shed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of its continued offensive against drug trafficking and substance abuse in the economy, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have uncovered no fewer than 442 parcels of crystal Methamphetamine concealed in heads of fishes packed in cartons for export to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

ConsumerConnect reports the regulatory agency said its operatives uncovered the parcels through the SAHCO shed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.

Mohammed Buba Marwa, Chairman/CEO of NDLEA

Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy at NDLEA, stated the 11.90kg consignment was brought to the SAHCO export shed of the airport Friday, August 5, 2022, by certain Adekunle Oluwapelumi Paul, a freight agent, 32, from Yagba-West LGA, Kogi State.

Babafemi said the suspect  was promptly arrested upon the discovery that the seven cartons he presented for export contained parcels of the dangerous drug wrapped with foil paper and concealed in the heads of hundreds of smoked catfish.

The NDLEA said the following day, Saturday, August 6, another consignment containing 1.45kg cannabis concealed inside ground melon and crayfish and packed among other food condiments going to Dubai, UAE, was also intercepted by NDLEA operatives who arrested the freight agent, Ajisefini Lateef, that presented the cargo for export at the SAHCO shed.

The 39-year-old agent is from Abeokuta West LGA, Ogun State.

Meanwhile, the anti-narcotics regulatory agency has stated the NDLEA officers at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, also arrested a 50-year-old Mgbeobuna Victor Eberechukwu for ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine.

Eberechukwu was arrested Saturday, August 6, upon his arrival from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, onboard an Ethiopian airline flight.

The statement further said the suspect who hails from Idemili South LGA, Anambra State, passed out the 77 wraps of the illicit drug in eight excretions spanning four days.

In Kaduna, three suspects, Saifullahi Sani, Salisu Nafi’u and Abdulrazaq Mamman, were arrested in Zaria Thursday, August 11, with 1,112,350 tablets of tramadol (225mg and 100mg) weighing 38.3kg, while in Kano, a female drug dealer, Saratu Abdullahi, 28, from Wurno council area of the state was nabbed at Hotoro with 541 blocks of cannabis weighing 245kg.

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