NDLEA arrests airport cleaner cum drug kingpin

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NDLEA arrests airport cleaner cum drug kingpin
Sunday and his conspirator

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a cleaner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos.

The cleaner, Ohiagu Sunday, was alleged to be the kingpin of the drug syndicate operating at the international wing of the airport.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi in a statement during the weekend stated that the suspect was arrested following the arrest of the courier named, Obinna Osita, on Airpeace flight to Dubai, UAE.

Babafemi said that the courier was arrested with three bags, two of which contained eight blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 4.25kg concealed in cassava product, garri and crayfish.

He stated further that another member of the airport syndicate who worked with Ohiagu had been arrested, while a member of the syndicate was still at large.

“Investigations revealed that a Dubai-based drug dealer recruited Obinna, a 42-year-old native of Oyi Local Government Area, Anambra, to traffic the drugs.

” And equally contracted Ohiagu, a 34-year-old airport cleaner from Orlu West Local Government Area of Imo to create access for the unhindered passage of the trafficker.

“The drug syndicate bust, which is the first drug arrest at the new terminal of the MMIA comes on the heels of the seizure of a consignment of bottles of viju and fearless energy drinks.

“They were used to conceal skunk for export to Dubai, UAE through the NAHCO export shed on Monday August 15, ” he said.