Drug Trafficking; Man Arrested At Airport With Various Drugs Concealed In Food Packages

A drug trafficker, Okojie James from Oredo local government area of Edo state has also been arrested while boarding a Turkish airline flight en route Abuja-Istanbul-Cyprus.
A number of illicit drugs including 1. 549kg of Cannabis Sativa; 223.80grams of Tramadol; 192.34grams of Rohypnol; 214.05 grams of Flunitrazepam, all of which were concealed in tins of Bournvita and milk, packed in a bag of foodstuff were recovered from him. 

 During interrogation, he claimed his friend, Mr. Elvis who resides in Cyprus asked him to collect the luggage for him. 

 According to him, Elvis sister sent the luggage to him in Abuja from Benin through a transport company, Big Joe Motors. 

 He said he was into shawarma and indomie business in Benin before Elvis invited him to Cyprus claiming that he got him admission to school there.

 The Commander, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Command of the NDLEA, Kabir Sani Tsakuwa, said while Okojie James was arrested last Saturday, Vivien was nabbed on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. 

 He added that both suspects would soon face prosecution. 

 In a related development, NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO export shed of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Wednesday 24th March seized an abandoned five cartons of green leaves suspected to be KHAT with a gross weight of 105.70 kilograms. 

Chairman/CEO of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has commended men and officers of the two airports Commands and challenged them to continue with the offensive action to secure Nigeria from the damaging effects of the drug scourge.

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