Nigeria: NDLEA captures Europe-bound undergraduate, Lagos lawyer with drugs
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency captured a 19-year-old understudy, Benjamin Daberechi, for endeavoring to trade 7.2 kg of methamphetamine disguised in crawfish to Europe where he was going for studies.
Daberechi was said to have been captured on Wednesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja during an outward leeway of travelers on Turkish Carriers flight TK 0624.
As per an assertion on Sunday by the organization’s representative, Femi Babafemi, the suspect had during a meeting with the agents guaranteed he was making a beeline for Cyprus for review, adding that a white substance found in his gear tried positive for Methamphetamine.
The assertion read, “Agents of the NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Global Air terminal, Abuja captured a 19-year-old understudy, Benjamin Daberechi, for endeavoring to trade 7.2Kg of methamphetamine covered in crawfish to Europe where he was going for undergrad studies.
“While being evaluated by agents, Daberechi guaranteed he was an understudy en route to Cyprus for studies, however upon an exhaustive hunt of his gear, he was tracked down possessing 7.2kg of whitish substance flawlessly covered inside a sack of crawfish.
“A field trial of the substance anyway demonstrated positive to Methamphetamine.”
Babafemi likewise said a female legal counselor distinguished as Ebikpolade Helen was captured after agents had recuperated 5kg of pot and 12 jugs of skuchies in her Lekki loft.
He said, “In the mean time, a Lekki Lagos-based female legal counselor, Ebikpolade Helen, who works in the creation and dissemination of skuchies, a combination of pot, narcotics, and dark currant has been captured in a subsequent activity in Awka, Anambra State following a prior capture of 5kg pot and 12 jugs of arranged skuchies in her condo at Lekki.”
Babafemi added that the agents caught a 116.5kg transfer of Colorado concealed in engine spare parts.
He said, “Along these lines, agents of the Tincan Port Order of the Organization on Tuesday, July 11, blocked 116.5kg transfer of Colorado, a solid kind of marijuana hid in packs concealed in a load of pre-owned cars parts on the floor of a holder stamped FCIU 8459700, bearing three units of pre-owned cars imported from Toronto, Canada.
“In view of knowledge, the organization had mentioned a 100 percent assessment of the holder which showed up at the TICT terminal of the port on June 14. A joint assessment with the Nigeria Customs Administration, Branch of State Administrations, and different partners on Tuesday, July 11, notwithstanding, prompted the disclosure of 233 bundles of the illegal substance reserved inside voyaging packs on the floor of the compartment, covered with utilized vehicle spare parts.”
Babafemi noticed that endeavors to send out different amounts of illegal substances through dispatch organizations were similarly upset by NDLEA agents of the Directorate of Activity and General Examinations in Lagos.
He added that 336 grams of skunk stuffed inside PC hard drives going to Dubai, Joined Middle Easterner Emirates, were seized at a dispatch firm.