Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Lagos airport, have nabbed two traffickers who have excreted a total of 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation.
Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
Babafemi said the suspects, Chukwudi Destiny and Ezekiel Chibuzo, were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
Four clearing agents were also arrested in connection with 11.550kg of heroin found at the SAHCO import shed by NDLEA operatives.
The drugs were cleverly packed and concealed in corn flakes cartons, the statement indicated.
According to the statement, a sting operation was executed on the address provided by one the suspects and in the process, a Congolese, Kayembe Kamba Mazepy, was arrested.
Mr Babafemi,said that one of the suspects, Chukwudi Destiny, was nabbed on Saturday, April 10, 2021, during the outward screening of passengers on Ethiopian airline to Italy.
He was intercepted and referred for scanning and the scan result proved positive to drug ingestion. Consequently, he was placed under excretion observation and in the process; he excreted 92 pellets of Heroin with a total weight of 1.300Kg.
In the same vein, on Friday 16th of April, 2021, another trafficker, Ezekiel Chibuzo, who arrived Lagos from Brazil on board Qatar airline was also arrested for drug ingestion. He has so far excreted 99 wraps of Cocaine.