NDLEA arrests two persons with N50m worth of drugs at MAKIA


The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) command at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano has rounded up two suspects in possession of hard drugs worth N50m.

NDLEA’s commandant at the airport, Mr. Ambrose Umoru, who paraded the male and female suspects at the airport, said they were arrested with substances suspected to be narcotic drugs on February 17 during a routine inward screening of passengers on board Ethiopian Airline flight marked ET 941.

He said the male suspect, Nweke Emmanuel, 49, a native of Ire in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was caught with 2.180 kilogrammes of ingested heroin.

He said the quantity is the single largest drug ingestion seizure recorded in the country in recent times.

“Emmanuel was a businessman and barber, who is based in Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of Congo. The suspect travelled to Bujumbura, Burundi, where he ingested a total of 127 wraps of heroin.

“Emmanuel transited Addis Ababa to Kano and was to board a night luxury bus to Onitsha, where he was expected to excrete the substance when the operatives of the NDLEA Airport Command, Kano, promptly arrested him on arrival.

“The second suspect, Gloria Dumebi, 32, from Ibusa in the Oshimili Local Government area of Delta State, who is a hair stylist, was arrested on the same flight, with 3Kg whitish powdery substance, suspected to be cocaine. The woman concealed the packaged substance in a large brown traveling bag in order to convey it to Nigeria before she was arrested by the operatives,” said Umoru







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