NDLEA aborts plan to use teacher as drug courier
ATTEMPTS by a 30-year-old man to smuggle cannabis to Dubai in a luggage belonging to a headmistress had been aborted by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The cannabis weighing 130 grammes and hidden inside local alcoholic beverage known as Alomo Bitters was detected at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA). The suspect, Nnadi Chibueze, concealed the drug that was given to the headmistress to deliver in Dubai.
NDLEA Commander at the Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, said that Chibueze has explained his role in his confessional statement.
According to him: “As soon as the drug was detected, we conducted a follow-up raid operation that led to the arrest of the main suspect, Nnadi Chibueze. He has owned up to the crime and the case is being investigated for subsequent prosecution.”
According to Chibueze, the drug consignment was inadvertently given to the headmistress. “I personally concealed the cannabis inside one of the bottles of Alomo bitters. The original plan was to send the drug to my brother in Dubai through a friend, but the consignment was given to the headmistress in error. When I was told that the goods were given to the headmistress, I was greatly disturbed. It was a great mistake that she was given the consignment that contained the drug,” he stated. The suspect who hails from Imo State claimed to be a 2008 graduate of Physics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Chairman of the NDLEA, Alhaji Ahmadu Giade commended the officers for the swift intervention that led to the arrest of the main suspect. “NDLEA will leave no stones unturned in frustrating the devices of drug traffickers. We have institutionalized a culture of follow-up operation to enrich investigation activities. Drug traffickers must pay for their evil acts. I commend the officers for the swift and painstaking investigation that led to the arrest of the main suspect. All arrangements have been completed for him to face criminal prosecution,” Giade stated.