Samueal Maduewesi, thought he could evade the alert officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, at the Murtala Mohammed Airport with 193 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine, hidden in his socks, but he was wrong
A statement by the by the NDLEA were parading Maduewesi to journalists on Friday says the substance that weighs 3.4 kilogrammes tested positive for cocaine.
The suspect was arrested during a routine screening of passengers on an Emirate flight from Dubai.
�During screening of passengers at the arrival hall, officers noticed that he had some items attached to his legs,” a statement by Spokesperson of the NDLEA Mitchell Ofoyeju revealed.
�It was cleverly done but not good enough to escape our notice.
�When his socks were pulled down, suspected wraps of narcotics found to be cocaine fell down on the floor.
�He was immediately arrested and taken for further investigation.”
The Chairman of the agency, Mr Muhammad Abdallah, therefore called for stringent monitoring of Dubai-Lagos route by officers.
He said, �This is an interesting arrest and I commend the officers for the discovery.
�Dubai-Lagos route is gradually gaining notoriety and we are monitoring it closely.
�Let me assure members of the public that the NDLEA is working very hard in preventing illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse in the country.”
The agency said the suspect would be charged to court s
Source: The Punch
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