The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered a suspected drug trafficking cartel at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu state.
Ahmadu Giade, the chairman of the NDLEA
According to a statement issued on Friday, November 13, by Mitchel Ofoyeju, the agency’s spokesperson in Lagos, two officers of the NDLEA, Daniel Goska and Ndubuisi Ughor, who are indicted and currently at large, have been dismissed and declared wanted.
“Other suspected members of the group include Ifeanyichukwu Dayson, a key member of the drug trafficking organisation, and Emmanuel Okorie an Operations manager with Ethiopian Airline,” the statement read.
Among the suspects there were Henry Amaechi, a supervisor in Passenger Service Department of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, and Jacob Ezeugwu, a ticket and baggage staff at the airport.
The statement quoted Ahmadu Giade, the chairman of the NDLEA, who described the mode of operation of the drug cartel as strange. He also promised to adhere to global best practice in drug control in Nigeria.
“No bad egg in the agency will escape justice. Notwithstanding the strange way the cartel operates, I am pleased that it was exposed and ultimately dislodged.
“The agency will continue to adopt superior drug control strategies in line with global best practice. This is one sweet victory over criminal groups.
“The NDLEA is committed to the eradication of narcotics from our country and will continue to look both inwards and outwards for subversive elements,” he said.
A week ago, the NDLEA officials arrested a 44-year-old woman, Abdulrasaq Modinat Alake, at Lagos International Airport. The woman, the Kwara state indegene, was caught with 4.450 kilogramme of cocaine.
Powered by WPeMatico