The NDLEA nabbed Azubuike Odugwe, a drug baron, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
A notorious drug baron has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA. Azubuike Odugwe, a notorious drug baron was nabbed over unlawful importation of 1.025kg of cocaine.
Reports have it that Odugwe was found with wraps of powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Mitchell Ofoyeju, an official of NDLEA disclosed that the arrest was made during inward screening of passengers on Emirates airline flight from Dubai.
Odugwe, who is currently on bail over several drug charges brought against him by the Agency, was found with wraps of cocaine at the MMIA, Lagos.
The wraps of cocaine were packed in duty-free polythene inside his luggage. This mode of drug concealment in duty-free bags is similar to the last drug charge involving him.
Ahmadu Garba, an NDLEA commander, described the arrest as a sign of what to expect in the future and promised to make the airport difficult for drug traffickers.
I am happy with this high profile arrest. It is a good way to start and sign of better days ahead. The suspect travelled to Dubai on Sept. 6 and was arrested on Sept. 10 on arrival at the Lagos airport.