NDLEA Arrests Drug Baron, Seizes N8 Billion Worth Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport

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The operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency have nabbed a Brazil-based drug baron, Ejiofor Enwereaku, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, seizing N8bn worth of cocaine and $24,500, The PUNCH reports.

This information contained in a statement released Sunday by the of Publicity and , Femi Babalola.

Enwereaku arrested at the Lagos airport Friday for importing 27.95 kilogrammes of cocaine in a travelling bag

May 8, 2021, narcotic agents at MMIA intercepted a bag that arrived in Lagos from Brazil Ethiopia, which contained 27.95kg of cocaine and disclaimed by the owner.

A follow up on the bag ownership led to the arrest of the suspect upon arrival from Ethiopia on Friday.

According to the statement, Enwereaku leads a syndicate that specialises in planting drugs in the bags of innocent travellers.

To compromise the investigation, the suspect had offered a bribe of $24,500 to the , which was seized from him.

The Chairman of the , Brig. General Buba Marwa (retd), who had monitored the investigation, commended the operatives for their diligence and resilience in tackling the drug baron.

have warned that we will henceforth not only go after the traffickers but, the same vigour, target the cartels and the kingpins that operate them.

“The latest arrest is a clear confirmation that we will match our words action and that we will come for those who will not back out of the criminal ,” Gen. Marwa said.