NDLEA nabs drug dealer behind cocaine hidden in Lagos airport toilet

Written by on November 22, 2021

A Brazil based drug dealer, Okafor Okwudili Moses has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA over a 2.55 kilograms of cocaine recovered from a toilet at the E-Arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

The drug was discovered in the toilet of the airport on Friday 12th November after it was dumped there by a trafficker who was obviously scared of being caught by narcotic officers positioned at the airport. The following day, Saturday 13th November, the actual owner of the consignment, Okafor arrived at the airport from Brazil via an Ethiopian Airlines flight and was promptly arrested. While being interviewed in custody, he confirmed he is the owner of the seized illicit drug.

Reacting to the arrest of Okafor and other suspects as well as the seizures from the states, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men involved in the operations across the commands for sustaining the heat on drug cartels in the country. “We are proving to the bad guys and merchants of death that we’ll not stay a step ahead of them but two steps in this game, and this we must sustain as we prepare to go into the new year”, he charged.

(NDLEA WEBSITE)

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