The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a suspected drug trafficker, Adetunji Joseph, and some airport employees, who aided him to avoid security checks at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
According to a statement by NDLEA’s Head, Public Affairs, Ofoyeju Mitchell, the suspect, who ingested 100 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.350kg, wore an official tarmac reflective jacket posing as an airport employee and was illegally taken to the boarding gates at the airport by a female cleaner.
A driver with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Olatubosun Olatunji, was said to be the mastermind, a female cleaner, Mrs. Uzoma David, and one Mr. Ekene Uchenna were alleged to be part of the drug racket.
The NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport Mr. Hamza Umar said the incident took place on February 7, 2013 but the main culprits were arrested on Saturday.
Umar said preliminary investigation showed that Uchenna, who is currently at large, gave his reflective jacket and on-duty tag to the suspect.