A 46-year-old man has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos with 19.18 kilogrammes of cannabis.
The suspect identified as Egbuteigbo Aloysius, allegedly concealed the drug as food ingredients inside his luggage. He was arrested while allegedly attempting to export the drug to Guangzhou, China on an Ethiopian Airline flight.
NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar who confirmed the arrest said that investigation was on-going.
“The suspect, Egbuteigbo Aloysius Chukwuwike was arrested during screening of Ethiopian Airways flight to China. During search, sachets containing dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis and packed as food source were found in his bag. The total weight of the drug is 19.180kg. The case is under investigation,” Umar said.
The suspect who sells phone accessories during interrogation said he was paid $5,000 to take the substance to China.