NDLEA intercepts Vietnam-bound businessman with cocaine consignment at Abuja airport; arrests drug cartel members in Lagos with 17.4kg cocaine, heroin, meth


NDLEA intercepts Vietnam-bound businessman with cocaine consignment at Abuja airport; arrests drug cartel members in Lagos with 17.4kg cocaine, heroin, meth

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted a 40-year-old businessman, Ejike Chibuke Solomon with 1.45 kilograms of cocaine concealed in his luggage while attempting to board an Ethiopia Airlines flight number 950 to Vietnam via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.

 

Ejike was arrested at the Abuja airport on Saturday 2nd March 2024 after NDLEA officers subjected him to a thorough search, and in the process, the illicit substance was discovered concealed, factory fitted, in his bag. 

 

In his statement, the suspect claimed he was on a business trip to Vietnam.

 

NDLEA intercepts Vietnam-bound businessman with cocaine consignment at Abuja airport; arrests drug cartel members in Lagos with 17.4kg cocaine, heroin, meth

 

Meanwhile, operatives of a special unit of the Agency on Friday 1st March swooped on members of a syndicate that deals in methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in their hideouts in parts of Lagos. The operatives assigned for the operation raided the home of Esimone Amachukwu Christopher at 14 Arochukwu street, Ejigbo, where 10.012 kilograms of methamphetamine was found in possession of his associate, 40-year-old Evelyn Nneka Okem. Esimone is currently at large.

 

NDLEA intercepts Vietnam-bound businessman with cocaine consignment at Abuja airport; arrests drug cartel members in Lagos with 17.4kg cocaine, heroin, meth

 

While the Ejigbo operation was going on, another set of officers were simultaneously busy in the residence of another member of the syndicate, 45-year-old Ebele Edwin Iwuegbunam, located at Plot 1604 Close D, 4th Avenue, Festac town, Lagos where they arrested him and recovered 429.5grams of cocaine and 7 kilograms of heroin. 

 



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