24 January 2013

Nigeria: NDLEA Arrest Three Clearing Agents At MMIA

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Jail bar and cuffs

Mr Ahmadu Giade, Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said that three clearing agents have been arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for trying to export drugs.

Giade said this in a news statement issued on Thursday by Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, head of the agency's public Affairs, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He also advised clearing agents nationwide to properly know their customers, adding that the law would run its full course on them if they were found wanting.

Giade said the three agents arrested were workers of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO), adding that they were apprehended for attempting to smuggle two consignments of methamphetamine on an Emirates flight to Malaysia.

He added that the drugs, weighing 36.44kg, were concealed in foodstuffs and laptop bags, declared as personal effects by the consignor.

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