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NDLEA Intercepts N4bn Worth of Drugs at Lagos Airport



ndlea-drugsThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Monday arrested three suspects who hid 83.390 kilogrammes of ephedrine (worth N4b) in hair extensions at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.

Ettah Joseph

Ettah Joseph

Ahmadu Garba, the NDLEA Commandant at the airport gave the names of the suspects as a 42-year-old Unegbu Daniel Chukwu from Anambra State, 28-year-old Ettah Joseph from Cross Rivers State and a 31-year-old Wopara Bright from Rivers State.

Wopara Bright (L) and Daniel Unegbu

Wopara Bright (L) and Daniel Unegbu

“Officials of the NDLEA at the departure hall of MMIA detected a bag and during search it was found to contain substances that tested positive for ephedrine with a total weight of 83.390kgs.

The parcels of ephedrine were concealed amidst artificial hair. Three suspects were apprehended and are being interrogated to determine their level of culpability.

A bag containing 2.500kg of heroin was also abandoned at the arrival hall during the inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight from Nairobi, Kenya. Similarly, a luggage containing 4.6kg of cannabis meant for export to London on a British Airways flight from Lagos was also abandoned at the airport.

On the ephedrine seizure, preliminary investigation revealed that Unegbu Daniel, who works as a clearing agent, collected the luggage from his client and took it to the airport. Two luggage handlers, who allegedly worked with him, are Ettah Joseph and Wopara Bright.

The cases are under investigation to uncover the drug cartel that is behind the illegal shipment of the narcotic drugs,” the statement said.


  1. Ada

    December 13, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Ethiopian airlines flies from Addis Ababa to Lagos and not Nairobi.

  2. Princess P

    December 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Na wa o…with all these arrests I read of almost weekly some people still get mind dey do this deadly business???
    It may also be that a whole lot are actually successful in this else why take such risks?

  3. esther

    December 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Hmmmmm sad!

  4. Amaka

    December 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Dear Esther. If you want to get to your goal quickly. Write to Bella or Uche Pedro directly or else no one will bulge. Too many scams these days and people are sceptical. What if you are a man desperately in need of money and you may just be a honest person who wants to work hard. If you don’t want to keep asking and not get responses. Go through Bella. May the Lord wipe away your tears in Jesus name.

  5. Stephanie

    December 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    N4bn? ? Please they should sell it o. Lagos is drying

  6. john

    December 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    i would like to know the gender of the three arested in the drug seizure at the air port, a woman i met on the internet dating site wanted some money to get her hair care products home from there and i would bet money that one of them is her going by the name of cynthia nelson….

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