A Brazilian returnee, Igwedum Uche Benson has been captured by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the appearance lobby of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos with pellets of cocaine disguised in his confidential part.
Igwedum was captured at the Lagos air terminal on Monday twentieth June upon his appearance on Ethiopian Airlines from Sao Paulo, Brazil by means of Addis Ababa. Starter examinations uncover the suspect had gulped 50 wraps of cocaine prior to withdrawing Brazil and discharged 48 pellets in Addis Ababa where he gave them over to someone else. He anyway asserted he couldn’t discharge the leftover two wraps at the lodging in Addis Ababa prior to loading onto his flight yet later discharged them in the airplane bathroom during the departure from Ethiopia to Lagos.
Along these lines, following three weeks of meticulous examination and following, agents of the MMIA order of NDLEA on Saturday night, 25th June captured a medication head honcho, Onyekachi Chukwuma Macdonald behind endeavors to send out 40 packages of Methamphetamine prominently called Mkpuru Mmiri locally to London, United Kingdom through the NAHCO trade shed of the Lagos air terminal.
Onyekachi was captured at Manacola domain, Alakuko area of Lagos at the end of the week, three weeks after his Mkpuru Mmiri transfer gauging 2.05kilograms was caught at the air terminal and his cargo specialist, Peter Christopher Anikan captured on seventh June.
During his meeting, the suspect expressed hes from Ahiazu, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state and had lived in Dubai, UAE for quite a long time prior to getting back to Nigeria in 2019. He expressed that after his re-visitation of Nigeria he opened a telephone frill shop in Sango Otta, Ogun state however the business fell. He then, at that point, began sending cigarettes to London and chose to cover the illegal medication in the transfer after counsel by a companion.
Firmly related is the capture of one more transfer of 2kg Mkpuru Mmiri at a messenger house in Owerri, Imo state.
The freight held onto on Wednesday 22nd June had ankara and trim textures in which two barrel shaped cellophanes containing the medication making a beeline for Hong Kong were covered. Likewise at the Lagos air terminal, NDLEA agents on Friday 24th June captured 500,000 tablets of Tramadol 225mg stuffed in 10 containers and named Tramaking imported from Karachi, Pakistan on Emirates Airline. The transfer weighing 407.60kg was seized during a joint assessment with Customs and NAFDAC authorities.
Same day, a Dubai, UAE-bound traveler, Alegbeleye Taiwo was captured at the flight corridor of the MMIA with 40 ampoules of pentazocine infusion. The 21-year-old suspect cases hes from Osun state.
In the mean time, two bosses behind the importation of two ongoing medication transfers from Canada covered in vehicle compartments through the Tincan seaport in Apapa, Lagos have been captured by NDLEA agents.
One of them, Gboyega Ayoola Elegbeji was captured at his home, 14 Bakare Street, Idi Araba, Lagos on Wednesday 22nd June, for bringing in a 40ft compartment TRHU7874497 containing 33 packages of marijuana indica (Colorado) weighing16.5kg.
The subsequent suspect, Sunday Joe Oyebola, (otherwise known as Otunba) was captured on Thursday 23rd June. Hes connected to the importation of a 40ft holder MEDU4389887 containing four vehicles used to disguise 290 bundles weighing 145kg pot indica (Colorado) from Montreal, Canada. He had been on the run since March and had over the examination endeavored to pay off officials with N10million to impact the case.
Director/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) lauded the officials and men of the MMIA, Tincan, and Imo state Commands of the Agency for the medication seizures and captures particularly of the individuals who figured they could dodge the unbending rule of law. He energized them and their comrades across different arrangements to increase their endeavors towards accomplishing put forth objectives.