NAMA staff arrested by NDLEA over drug trafficking at Lagos Airport

Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, weekend arrested a staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos for sedate dealing.

The suspect was at first apprehended by authorities of the Aviation Security (AVSEC) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN before he was handed over to the NDLEA.

The suspect whose identity was not immediately made known was arrested in the official vehicle of NAMA at the airside of the airport when he endeavored to courier the drug through that part of the air terminal. He is said to be one of the official drivers of the airspace management agency.

“The drug, which was believed to be cocaine was in large cartons and hidden inside the NAMA vehicle by the driver and his accomplice’s”.

A source close the scene of the incident stated:
” The driver was not by any means the only guilty party arrested for the attempted courier of the unlawful substance, as certain members from the drug cartel were likewise apprehended by the AVSEC authorities”.

The suspect is said to have admitted to the wrongdoing and was helping the anti-drug agency in its investigations. It was additionally gathered that the initial forensic test conducted on the drug by NDLEA affirmed the suspect was conveying prohibited substance.