Meth Smuggler Arrested With About 4kg Of Drugs At MMIA

A 51-year-old man was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for smuggling 3.870kg of methamphetamine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.


The suspect, Odeyemi Ademola Ayodeji, who was a passenger of a Kenyan Airways flight, confessed that he attempted to carry the drug to generate money to clear his debts.

The agency’s Airport Commander, Hamza Umar, stated that the drugs were found during outward screening in a white transparent polythene and hidden inside his bag containing soup ingredients like pepper, melon and crayfish.

According to the Osun State-born suspect, he would have made a profit of $15,000 (N2.4 million) had he succeeded in selling the drug in Nairobi. His intention was to pay debts and start a business with the drug money.

He also added that because of his inability to cater for his family one of his two wives had to move in to her parents’ house.

Methamphetamine, often called ‘ice’ or ‘meth’, is a crystal-like powdered substance that sometimes comes in large rock-like chunks. It is odourless, bitter and dissolves easily in water or alcohol.