Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a Businessman, Kingsley Celestino at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos, over 9.40 kilograms Of heroin concealed in false bottoms of his two travelling bags.
The suspect, a business class passenger on a Qatar Airlines flight, was arrested at Terminal 2 of the MMIA on Saturday, 4th March, on his way to India. Though a native of Nnewi South Local Government, The 49-year-old travelled with a Guinean international passport in Anambra State.
NDLEA: ‘Indian-bound businessman’ arrested with hard drugs at Lagos airport
According to spokesman NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect frequently travels to India on business class tickets. He claimed he deals in the clothing business between Nigeria and India. Mr Babafemi said It was further established that he obtained the Guinean international passport in Guinea Bissau, where he said his mother came from.
In the same vein, a 24-year-old passenger travelling to Oman, Etounu Monday, was intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday, 27th February, during the outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight ET 950 while attempting to export 1.924kg of skunk concealed in cream tubes.
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