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NDLEA Arrests Foreigners For Drug Trafficking

Two Pakistani businessmen have been nabbed with eight kilograms of cocaine concealed in a public address system at the Lagos International Passport.

The two suspects: Asif Muhammed, 45 and Hussain Naveed, 57 were arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Lahole, Pakistan via Doha.

The NDLEA in a statement said the duo had with them a suspected fake Nigeria residence permit and were frequent travellers to Nigeria under the guise of doing textile business.

They were arrested on Saturday 5th November at the Lagos airport barely a week after they came to Nigeria, that is, Sunday 30th October,” the statement signed by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi said.

Meanwhile, the NDLEA arrested two businessmen who had been on the run for months over their involvement in drug trafficking on Thursday.

The agency noted that Nnebo Christopher had been wanted for his role in the importation of 40 cartons containing 346,800 pills of Co-codamol, a brand of paracetamol with Codeine seized at the cargo wing of Lagos local airport in March 2022.

In the same vein, Omeje Oliver, who had been under the radar of the NDLEA since April was eventually arrested on October 31, in Enugu State.

The automobile parts dealer also known as David Mark had fled to Enugu after abandoning his business at Aspanda, Trade Fair Complex Lagos.

He was wanted in connection with the seizure of 600 grams of heroin concealed inside the soles of a lady’s footwear going to Liberia on April 16.

On the same day Omeje was arrested, operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport intercepted 550 grams of cannabis Loud concealed in machine parts going to Dubai, UAE while the sender, Ogbure Victor Ifeanyi was later arrested.

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