NDLEA Arrests Qatar-Based Bsinessman, One Other In Lagos, Seizes Psychoactive Substances - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, December 31, 2023

NDLEA Arrests Qatar-Based Bsinessman, One Other In Lagos, Seizes Psychoactive Substances


A Qatar-based businessman, Agu Evidence Amobi, and one other, Uchegbu Onyebuchi Obi have been intercepted and arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), with consignments of psychoactive substances at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

The Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Femi Babafemi who made this known to newsmen on  Sunday, explained that  Amobi was arrested on Saturday at the departure point of terminal 2 of the MMIA on his way to Doha, on a Qatar Airways flight

Obi according to him, was taken into custody the same day following the seizure of a consignment of 72,000 pills of tramadol 225mg, which he attempted shipping to Kano on a local flight.

Amobi who claimed he’s been living and working in Doha, Qatar for over 10 years was caught with 1.30kg cannabis sativa concealed in a bag of foodstuff.

The Suspect claimed to have bought the substance in Enugu to deliver in Doha to enable him to raise enough funds to pay his rent in Doha and Nigeria and the school fees of his three children.

Similarly the Anti-Necotics Agency operatives  at the domestic wing of the airport intercepted a carton containing a total of 72,000 pills of tramadol 250mg with a gross weight of 38.50kg. This was closely followed with the arrest of Uchegbu Onyebuchi Obi who brought the consignment to the airport for shipment to Kano.

On Christmas day 25th December in Yobe state, NDLEA officers on patrol along Nguru-Gashua road intercepted the trio of Musa Sani, Mohammed Ibrahim and Adamu Usman in a truck conveying 39 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 15.7kg and 128,500 pills of opioids.

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