NDLEA Arrests 2 Pakistani Businessmen for Drug Trafficking

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NDLEA Arrests 2 Pakistanis Businessmen for Drug Trafficking The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has detained two Pakistani businessmen at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, in Lagos with eight kilograms of cocaine hidden in a public address system.

The two suspected drug barons, Asif Muhammed, 45, and Hussain Naveed, 57,  were arrested while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Lahore, Pakistan via Doha, said the agency’s spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi.

According to Babafemi, “They were apprehended on Saturday, 5 November 2022, at the Lagos airport, just about a week after they arrived in Nigeria, which was on Sunday, 30 October.

Additionally, he disclosed that agents on patrol on the Malumfashi-Zaria Road in Katsina State detained a 52-year-old blind Nigerien,  Bukar Haruna, and his 30-year-old son, Saka Haruna for drug trafficking.

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He said the suspects were detained as they were en route to the Niger Republic with 20.5 kg of Indian hemp and 10 g of Exol-5. Officials at the airport’s SAHCO import shed also seized 13 cartons of Tramadol 225mg and 200mg that were brought in from Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, 4 November.

The shipment contains 642,800 pills of the pharmaceutical opioid and weighs a total of 465,10kg.

 

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