Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have intercepted psychoactive substances to London – the United Kingdom, Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The anti-narcotics agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the NDLEA operatives arrested the suspected drug traffickers.
Babafemi said, “On Monday, July 25, a Dubai, UAE-bound passenger one Ms Ebhodaghei Osenemeshen was intercepted during the outward clearance of travellers on Rwanda Air via Kigali to Dubai. Discovered in her luggage were sachets of Tramadol 225mg concealed inside gari, a cassava product packed among other foodstuffs.
“She, however, claimed that the bag was given to her by someone who she passed the night in his house before coming to the airport to help deliver it to another person in Dubai. The following day, Tuesday, July 26, a total of 50 blocks of cannabis Sativa with a total weight of 27.1kg concealed inside a large quantity of crayfish going to London, UK as part of a consolidated cargo were seized at the SAHCO export shed.
“The same day, a Dubai-bound female passenger, Rachel Emebradu, was arrested with 1.8kg cannabis packed inside bitter leaf in her luggage while attempting to board a Rwanda Air flight to UAE via Kigali. The mother of one who hails from Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State said she was into selling men’s wear before she decided to travel to Dubai to expand her clothing business. She claimed her ex-boyfriend that lives in Dubai, requested her to bring the bag containing the illicit substance along with foodstuff.”