Friday, September 11

NDLEA nabs drug baron with cocaine

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a suspected drug baron, Chief Odugwe Joseph Azubuike over unlawful importation of 1.025kg of cocaine.

Odugwe who is currently on bail over several drug charges brought against him by the agency was allegedly found with wraps of powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.

The arrest was made during inward screening of passengers on Emirates airline flight from Dubai.

The wraps of cocaine were packed in duty free polythene inside his luggage.
The suspected drug kingpin told investigators during interrogation that he had made a big mistake.

Chief Odugwe had pleaded not guilty to previous charges when drugs were not found on him alleging that his enemies were behind his trial.

NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Ahmadu Garba described Chief Azubuike’s arrest as a sign of what to expect in the future.

“I am happy with this high profile arrest. It is a good way to start and sign of better days ahead. The suspect travelled to Dubai on 6th September and was arrested on 10th September on arrival at the Lagos airport,” Garba explained.

He promised to make the airport difficult for drug traffickers.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said Azubuike’s arrest is rewarding for the country’s fight against drugs. In his words, “the game is up for the suspect who has been charged to court for sponsoring several drug couriers.”

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