Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: NDLEA Arrest Three Clearing Agents At MMIA

Photo: Leadership
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.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Nigeria Arrests Drug Trafficking Suspects

Jail bar and cuffs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested three clearing agents at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport for alleged drug trafficking. Read more »