NDLEA Arrests ‘Notorious Drug Trafficker’, Recovers Cocaine Hidden In Monarch’s Palace

This photo collage created on March 8, 2021, displays Hassan Taiwo with a to find containing substances believed to be cocaine.

The Nationwide Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has a notorious suspected drug trafficker, Hassan Taiwo, with three parcels of cocaine hid in a unsuitable bottom created in his suitcase.

Mr Femi Babafemi, who is the Director of Media and Advocacy on the agency, disclosed this in a assertion on Monday.

He eminent that the suspect become arrested by operatives of the agency on the Murtala Mohammed Worldwide Airport (MMIA).

In line with the assertion, preliminary investigations present that Hassan who become intercepted on the E-Arrival corridor of the MMIA on the weekend, upon arrival onboard Ethiopian airlines at 1: 30pm Friday, has been plying the illicit alternate through the center east routes for a while.

“The suspect got here into Nigeria through Addis-Ababa but he no doubt travelled to Addis-Ababa from Abuja,” the Commander of MMIA NDLEA Repeat, Ahmadu Garba, become quoted as announcing in a assertion.

He added, “Upon a thorough search, we stumbled on one other be aware on him while our findings moreover show that he has been plying his criminal alternate through some Middle East worldwide locations.”

A file photo of an professional of the NDLEA backing the camera.

Within the equal vein, narcotic officers linked to a courier company in Lagos were stated to enjoy intercepted 500grammes of unaccompanied cocaine going to the United Arab Emirates and hid contained in the partitions of packed cartons containing attire.

The operatives moreover intercepted in one other courier agency one kilogramme of cannabis hid in cream bottles going to UAE, while 500grammes of ketamine hidden in artefacts and going to the US become recovered from the equal company in Lagos.

But every other 480grammes of unaccompanied methamphetamine going to China become recovered from the equal courier company.

In other places, operatives of the Anambra Remark Repeat of the agency recovered 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroine hid in the palace of a prominent feeble ruler in the say.

The NDLEA commander in the say, Muhammadu Idris, eminent that investigations were ongoing to solve how the illicit treatment were hidden in the palace.

He added that the palace security guards were serving to the agency to hint the seller in the abet of the consignment.

In his reaction, the Chairman of the NDLEA, Brigadier-Well-liked Buba Marwa, counseled the personnel racy concerning the operations for their vigilance and informed them no longer to relent in the fight against drug abuse in the nation.


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