NDLEA arrests clearing agent, trader for drug trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two women for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine and cannabis out of Nigeria.

The women were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport for attempting to smuggle 4.450kg of cocaine to India and 7kg of cannabis to China, respectively.

This was contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by the Head, Public Affairs of NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju.

The statement said both suspects, Modinat Alake and Chizoba Mbonu, were apprehended by officers of the agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

In the statement, the NDLEA Airport Commander, Ahmadu Garba, said Alake was a trader while Mbonu was working as a clearing and forwarding agent.

The statement quoted Garba as saying that “Chizoba is a second offender as she was first apprehended in 2013 for attempting to export a luggage containing narcotics”.

The statement said the suspects were currently assisting narcotic investigators with facts relating to the hard drugs.

It stated that the suspects would soon be arraigned.

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