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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a businessman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, and another man at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
The two suspects had about 4.5kg of cocaine, spokesman of the agency, Mr. Jonah Achema, said yesterday.
Achema said Adeleke Kazeem Biola was arrested at the Lagos airport with 1.5kg of cocaine on Wednesday, as Agency officials cleared passengers on Emirate airline to Dubai, while Lagos businessman Onu Oluchukwu Friday was caught with 1.527kg of the illicit drug at the Abuja airport
He quoted the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, as saying that the suspect, Adeleke “was intercepted at the departure hall of the Lagos airport with the hard drug neatly concealed in a false bottom of his travel bag.”
Garba acknowledged that the series of arrests in the past three weeks follow the offensive approach deployed by his command in line with the directive by the new Chairman/Chief Executive of the agency, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd).
Tsakuwa said Friday “excreted 83 wraps of substances, which proved positive for cocaine and weighed 1.527kg.”
The suspect was said to have admitted being paid N1.5m to deliver the substance to one Chibuzo Nmadu based in India.