NDLEA Arrests Drug Trafficker At Lagos Airport

Bag containing three parcels of cocaine
  • Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have nabbed a suspected drug trafficker, Hassan Bishi Taiwo, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
  • The suspect was said to have been intercepted at the E-Arrival Hall of the MMIA upon his arrival onboard an Ethiopian airline flight.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have nabbed a suspected drug trafficker, Hassan Bishi Taiwo, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The suspected drug trafficker was arrested for being in possession of three parcels of cocaine concealed in a false bottom created in his suitcase.

Hassan was said to have been intercepted at the E-Arrival Hall of the MMIA upon his arrival onboard an Ethiopian airline flight around 1.30pm on Friday.

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According to the Commander, MMIA command of the agency, Ahmadu Garba, the suspect has been plying his illicit trade through some Middle East countries.

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“The suspect came into Nigeria through Addis Ababa but he actually travelled to Addis Ababa from Abuja. Upon a thorough search, we discovered another ticket on him while our findings also show that he has been plying his criminal trade through some Middle East countries,” he said.

Meanwhile, narcotic officers attached to a courier company in Lagos have intercepted 500 grammes of unaccompanied cocaine going to the United Arab Emirates and concealed inside the walls of packed cartons containing clothes.

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