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NDLEA makes largest cocaine seizure at Port Harcourt airport

Babafemi mentioned that 39-year-old Nnanna Michael coming back from Brazil was arrested throughout the inward screening of passengers on board Qatar Airline flight QR1433 from Doha to Port Harcourt on Tuesday, March 29.

Babafemi mentioned the suspect, who hailed from Ekwusigo, Anambra State was arrested with 73 sachets weighing 8.15 kilograms of cocaine.

This, he said was the biggest seizure of such on the airport, because it started worldwide flight operations years in the past.

In keeping with him, throughout the preliminary interview, Michael mentioned that he departed Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday at midnight en route from Qatar to Port Harcourt.

“He claimed that an unidentified person in Sao Paulo gave him six-bed sheets by which the drug was hid to ship to another unidentified individual at Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.

“The 73 cocaine sachets had been hidden in 4×1 feet factory sewn colourful mattress sheets. 5 of the mattress sheets include 12 sachets each, while the sixth mattress sheet comprises 13 sachets.

“A direct follow-up operation led to the arrest of 50-year-old Monday Alaisu, who traveled from Lagos to select the drug from Nnenna.

“He was arrested at the airport’s automotive park the place he was ready to obtain Nnenna with the latter’s {photograph} taken at the Brazilian airport and his international passport’s Data Page in his hand,“ Babafemi mentioned.

In one other development, Babafemi mentioned that 17.6kilograms of cannabis was transferred together with a suspect, Ramon Dauda, 40, to the state command of NDLEA by the Oyo/Osun Area Command of Nigerian Customs Service.

That is even just as narcotic officers on patrol on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday, March 31 intercepted a consignment of 10kg cannabis and 12.1grams of amphetamine in a commercial bus.

“A follow-up operation in Ilesa, Osun state led to the arrest of the proprietor of the drug displays, Mrs Remi Aluko, 44,” he mentioned.

Babafemi mentioned that no less than seven drug sellers had been arrested in raids in elements of Kano with 80 kilograms of codeine and pentazocine injection seized from them.

“These picked in Rijiyar Zaki, Brigade, Yan-Kaba, Tudun Wada, Karfi, Ungogo, and Nasarawa areas of the state embody Muhammad Adamu; Abba Sani; and Auwalu Muhammad, amongst others,” he mentioned.

The NDLEA spokesperson quoted the Chairman; NDLEA retired Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the officers and Men of PHIA, Oyo, and Kano Commands of the agency.

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