Uber Driver Arrested With Cocaine At Lagos Airport

An Uber driver has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

The agency’s spokesman said the Uber driver, Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was arrested at the SAHCO export shed of MMIA on Tuesday 8th June, 2021 when he brought a consignment from his client to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

Babafemi said when the package was searched, 150grams of cocaine concealed inside two pieces of air freshener were discovered.

A follow up operation the following day led to the arrest of Egbo Emmanuel Maduka, in his residence on Wednesday 9th June, Babafemi said.

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He said investigations have so far confirmed that Egbo is behind the two seizures of 50grams of cocaine concealed in hair attachment and another 150grams of cocaine concealed in air freshener, heading to Malabo.

The seizures were made on 4th and 8th June, 2021 respectively.

The agency added that on Friday, 11th June, 2021, a male passenger, Udogwu James Johnson, on Qatar Airlines from GRU in Brazil was arrested at D-arrival hall, MMIA, Lagos with nine wraps of cocaine that weighed 300grams in his underwear.

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