Lagos - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday said it arrested four suspected drug peddlers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
This is contained in a statement by Mitchel Ofoyeju, the agency’s Head of Public Affairs, in Lagos.
According the statement the agency is intensifying efforts in abating activities of drug peddler using Brazil-Nigeria route through the MMIA.
It stated that Ahmadu Giade, NDLEA Chairman, said that the agency had deployed its surveillance team on 24 hours red alert to abate hard drug trafficking and smuggling.
The statement stated that the MMIA surveillance team had led to the arrest four suspected drug traffickers for ingesting cocaine.
It stated that the suspects were placed under observation until the many wraps of cocaine were expelled from them.
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The statement stated that they were arrested on Brazil-Nigeria route.
Also, Hamza Umar, NDLEA Commander in Lagos Airport, said that "the suspects ingested many wraps of cocaine to be smuggle to another country.
"The NDLEA has apprehended four suspected drug traffickers for ingesting hard drugs.
"We will do our best to curtail trafficking and make Nigeria a no go country for drug business," Umar said.
The NDLEA boss directed its officers to remain vigilant at all times so that Brazil-Nigeria route would be a high-risk path for barons.
Umar said that the four arrested suspects would be charged to court.