Tuesday, November 8, 2011

NDLEA nabs two suspects with cocaine haul

 The Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspects, in connection with alleged importation of 51 million Naira (about $340,000) worth of cocaine into the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) of Lagos.
NDLEA commander at the MMIA, Hamza Umar said on Monday that the suspects - Olalekan Idris Bamidele and Nnana Kenneth Chukwuma - were picked up during search operations on passengers arriving from Brazil on Qatar Airways. Mr Umar stated that Bamidele allegedly checked in a luggage containing 5.3 kg of cocaine into a Qatar Airline flight at Sao Paulo while Chukwuma who also arrived from Brazil tested positive to drug ingestion.
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