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Arik employees caught smuggling drugs with airplane meals

28 August 2015, 08:47

Lagos – Another Arik Air employee was arrested for assisting in smuggling 20kg of cocaine to London by the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Punch reports.

Ikechukwu Chibuzor Oliver confessed that he charged customers N400 000 for each of the three bags of cocaine. He admitted that he helped Chika Egwu Udensi get the illegal substance onto the flight.

Udensi who also works at Arik Air as a senior flight attendant was caught with the drugs at Heathrow Airport by the UK Border Force.

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Oliver, a catering loader, got the drugs on board by hiding it in the catering supplies. He revealed that he was brought into the narcotics business by Udensi.

After this incident, Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive Officer has said that all airport employees must be screened extensively.

Read more at Punch

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