Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) have nabbed a Brazil based drug dealer, Okafor Okwudili Moses over 2.55 kilograms of cocaine recovered from a toilet at the Arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.
The drug was discovered in the toilet of the airport on Friday, November 12 after it was dumped there by a trafficker who was obviously scared of being caught by narcotic officers positioned at the airport.
The following day, Saturday, November 13th, the actual owner of the consignment, Okafor arrived at the airport from Brazil via an Ethiopian Airlines flight and was promptly arrested. While being interviewed in custody, he confirmed he is the owner of the seized illicit drug.He is now cooling his heels with the NDLEA.
A statement by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi said in other operations across the country, over 6 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were recovered in five states of Adamawa, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo, and Ebonyi with more than two hectares of cannabis farms destroyed.
A suspected fake security agent, Abdullahi Mohammed, who claimed to be serving in one of the security formations in Mubi, Adamawa state was arrested with four blocks of Cannabis Sativa weighing 4kg along Bazza- Michika road. In the same vein, four other suspects were arrested at different locations in Jimeta, Yola North LGA, with assorted substances such as Cannabis, Diazepam, Exol- 5, and Tramadol tablets.