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N609m drugs recovered from pastor

17 February 2015, 08:00

Abuja - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended a pastor for alleged drug trafficking.

The suspect, Prophet Michael Raji, was arrested at noon on Monday while allegedly attempting to smuggle 174 kilograms of narcotic drugs through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport to South Africa.

In addition, three international passports registered in three different names were also found in the man's possession.

According to a PUNCH report, officials from the NDLEA were led to the pastor's church, where bags containing 1kgs of methamphetamine and 83kgs of ephedrine were found. The drugs are estimated to be worth N609 million in street value.

Also read: Police chief says officers to abide by rule of law

The suspect is alleged to be part of a wanted syndicate operating in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.

Ahmadu Giade, Chairman of the NDLEA, has described the bust as phenomenal and promised that the man would face the full arm of the law.

The suspect has since confessed that tempted to act by the devil.

Read more at PUNCH



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