National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a Brazil-based suspected drug dealer, Okafor Okwudili Moses, in connection with 2.55kg of cocaine recovered from a restroom at the E-Arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos.
The agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement yesterday, said the drug was discovered on November 12 in the restroom where it was hidden by a trafficker.
Babafemi said the following day, the owner of the consignment, Moses, arrived at the airport from Brazil via an Ethiopian Airline flight and was promptly arrested.
According to the statement, while being interviewed, Moses confirmed he was the owner of the seized drug.
The statement also revealed that in other interdiction operations across the country, over 6,043.857kg of assorted illicit drugs were recovered in five states of Adamawa, Ondo, Ekiti, Edo and Ebonyi with more than two hectares of cannabis farms destroyed.