The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on
Friday apprehended a man, 40, for attempting to transport
Indian hemp (Cannabis Sativa) to China.
This is contained in a statement by Mitchel Ofoyeju, Head of
Public Affairs of the agency.
According to the statement, the man, a medicine dealer, was
apprehended at the Murtala Mohammed
International Airport (MMIA),
with cannabis he ingested.
“The statement quoted the NDLEA Airport Commander,
Hamza Umar, as saying that the man was a serial offender
and had been caught several times. The suspect specialises in
concealing cannabis in foodstuffs for innocent travelers.
Unfortunately for him, the parcel he sent through the Lagos
airport was intercepted. While we were investigating this
case, he attempted sending another shipment of cannabis at
the Enugu airport where he was apprehended,’’ it said.
The statement said that the Chairman of NDLEA, Ahmadu
had assured members of the public that the agency
would bring traffickers to book.
“The NDLEA has an effective drug detecting mechanism at
all the airports. We shall continue to increase our capacity
and send drug barons out of the criminal transaction in drugs.
Let me assure you that no drug dealer shall go unpunished
and we are working hard to address the problem of drug
production, trafficking and abuse,’’ it quoted Giade as
The statement said that the suspect would be charged to court soon…