Saturday, 14 November 2015

Nigeria's Anti-Narcotics Agency Uncovers Drug Smuggling Syndicate Embedded In Airport



Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday said it has uncovered a suspected drug trafficking cartel
at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

This is contained in a statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson in Lagos, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeju, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.

According to the statement, two officers of the agency, Daniel Goska and Ndubuisi Ughor, who are indicted and currently at large, have been summarily dismissed and declared wanted.

“Other suspected members of the group include Ifeanyichukwu Dayson, a key member of the drug trafficking organisation, and Emmanuel Okorie an Operations manager with Ethiopian Airline,” it stated.

It said one Henry Amaechi, a Supervisor, Passenger Service Department of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc and Jacob Ezeugwu a ticket and baggage staff at the airport were among the suspects.

The statement quoted the NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, who described the mode of operation of the drug cartel as strange, promising to adhere to global best practice in drug control.

Giade said, “No bad egg in the agency will escape justice. Notwithstanding the strange way the cartel operates, I am pleased that it was exposed and ultimately dislodged.

“The Agency will continue to adopt superior drug control strategies in line with global best practice.

“This is one sweet victory over criminal groups.

“The NDLEA is committed to the eradication of narcotics from our country and will continue to look both inwards and outwards for subversive elements.”

Source: Punch Newspaper