Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a former driver with a public transport company, BRT, Muyiwa Babalola Bolujoko for ingesting 90 pellets of cocaine.

He was arrested on Monday 27th June at the screening point of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos before boarding a Qatar Airways flight enroute Doha to Sharjah, with his trip expected to terminate in Dubai, UAE.

The 39-year-old from Ijebu South LGA, Ogun State, was placed under excretion observation after body scan result confirmed drug ingestion.

While in custody, the suspect excreted all the 90 pellets in four excretions.

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He claimed he left his N60,000 per month job as BRT driver in February and decided to work as drug courier to raise funds to buy a shuttle bus popularly called ‘Korope’ in Lagos to continue his transport business.

Meanwhile, in Rivers State, NDLEA operatives on Wednesday 29th June arrested a 68-year-old woman, Mrs. Celina Ekeke at Obunku community, Oyigbo LGA with 231.2kg cannabis, while one Shedrack Eze, was arrested the following day Thursday 30th June at Yankarfe, Zaria, Kaduna State with 250,000 tablets of Exol 5, weighing 75kg.

In Borno State, Usman Haruna, 27, was arrested at BCG checkpoint in Biu on Saturday 2nd July with 19.7kg cannabis.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig.-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has expressed satisfaction with the exemplary performance of the officers and men of the MMIA command in the past week while also commending those of Rivers, Kaduna and Borno for being vigilant.

Marwa charged them and others across the country to remain steps ahead of the tricks by the desperate drug cartels.

The Star



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