Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested seven suspects over alleged drug trafficking. The suspects were arrested during their last desperate bid to quick wealth, ostensibly for the Yuletide. The NDLEA Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs Unit, Mr Jonah Achema, said: “The agency’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command intercepted seven of these desperadoes, all within the days preceding Christmas, as they attempted to smuggle varying prohibited drugs.”
The suspects are Toriola Latifu Ayodele, Aniemeka Victor Arinzechukwu, Mpecheni Abel Kabelo, Aneakee Valentine Chukwubuikem, Ugochukwu Anthony, Okeke Chikelue and Okeke Onyeka Henry. Achema said: “Ayodele was arrested with 6.620 kilograms of Ephedrine concealed in the false bottoms of two suitcases on Ethiopian Airline to South Africa.
In contrast, Arinzechukwu was arrested with 8.200 kilograms of cocaine on the South African Airways from Johannesburg into Nigeria. The illicit substance was concealed in the false bottoms of two suitcases.” Kabelo, a South African, was arrested with 2.400 kilograms of heroin concealed in the false bottom of both Dove soap packs and suit cases aboard South African Airline from Johannesburg.
Chukwubuikem originated his own journey from São Paulo, Brazil en-route Johannesburg, but was arrested upon landing in Lagos with1.980 kilograms of Cocaine concealed inside cosmetic products. Ugochukwu Anthony was arrested with 5.520 kilograms of heroin on Ethiopian Airline from Sudan-Jubbah through Addis Ababa.
The drug was concealed in the false bottom of suitcases. Chukwulue was arrested with 4.120 kilograms of Heroin from Johannesburg, while Onyeka Henry was intercepted with 1.520 kilograms of Methamphetamine on his way to Indonesia. He concealed the illicit substance in a Jerrican custard container. The penalty for drug trafficking in Indonesia is death .. cc Newtelegraphonline