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NDLEA official arrested for drug trafficking

13 January 2016, 07:01

Abuja - An official from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been arrested in connection with a stash of cocaine weighing 2.2kg, Punch reports.

The suspect, Ali Adamu, was arrested alongside a 48-year-old woman who has claimed that the drugs were sent from Brazil.

Three others were also arrested in connection with the bust. Victor Umeh, Uche Igwelo and Egbuche Osita were all apprehended for allegedly helping traffic the illegal substance into the country.

Also read: Septuagenarian pleads guilty to hemp trafficking

The substance was alleged to have been discovered during a screening of an incoming Emirates flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Abuja.

Mitchell Ofoyeju, a spokesperson for the agency, confirmed that an investigation into the matter is currently underway, with Adamu having yet to confess to the crime.

Read more at Punch

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