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NDLEA: 2 Pakistani Businessmen Arrested, Caught With 8 Kilograms Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two Pakistani businessmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos as they were caught traveling with 8 kilograms of cocaine to Pakistan.

The duo identified selves as textile business traders and who were said to be a regular travellers from Pakistan to Nigeria and vice-versa.

According to statement made available to journalists on Sunday in Abuja by the  Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, he explained how the duo were caught with the drugs and how they were concealed in a public address system in which they  wanted to board with in a Qatar Airways flight to Lahole, Pakistan before their plans were shattered by the Anti-drugs agency.

The suspects who were  Asif Muhammed, 45 and Hussain Naveed, 57, found in possession of Nigerian residence permits suspected to be fake and who disguised to be a textile business moguls.

Babafemi said Asif and Hussain were arrested on Saturday at the Lagos Airport, barely a week after they came to Nigeria.

Meanwhile, operatives at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) import shed of the airport on Friday seized 13 cartons of Tramadol 225mg and 200mg, imported from Karachi, Pakistan.

The NDLEA director said that the consignment had a weight of 465.10kg and 642,800 pills of the pharmaceutical opioid.

“The previous day, Thursday, operatives at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc ( NAHCO) export shed of the airport also intercepted a consignment of different illicit drugs.

“This included Cannabis, Cocaine and Methamphetamine as well as Tramadol 225mg and Rohyphnol concealed in footwears and soap packs going to UAE, Dubai.

“A 32-year old Oladitan Serah Olufunmilayo, who presented the consignment for export, was arrested, “he added.

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