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NDLEA arrests 8 suspected drug traffickers

26 October 2012, 12:31

Lagos - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Thursday announced the arrest of eight suspected drug traffickers and the recovery 10.635 kg of narcotics.

The spokesman of the agency, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Ofoyeju said that the suspects were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

He noted that one of the suspects, a Nigerian, travelling to Thailand with a Zambian passport, allegedly concealed 2,522 kg of methamphetamine inside native clothes.

He said that the suspects were aged between 25 years and 54 years old.

"The breakdown of drugs recovered includes 4,460 kg of methamphetamine, 4,030 kg of heroin and 2,145 kg of cocaine.

"Apart from one of the suspects caught attempting to smuggle 3,455 kg of heroin from India, others were going outside the country with different quantities of drugs," he said.

Ofoyeju, quoting the sallah message of the chairman of the agency, Ahmadu Giade, urged members of the public to shun drug trafficking and criminal acts capable of truncating their God-ordained destiny.

"It is sad that these suspected drug traffickers are behind bars when they ought to be with their families this festive season.

"Drug trafficking and other criminal acts will only lead to misery, shame and unfulfilled dreams," Giade said.

According to the statement, the suspects will be charged to court soon.



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