NDLEA arrests Qatar-based businessman, one other with illicit drugs

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted a Qatar-based businessman, Agu Evidence Amobi, and one other, Uchegbu Onyebuchi Obi, with consignments of psychoactive substances at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

NDLEA said Amobi was arrested on Saturday, December 30, at the departure point of terminal 2 of the MMIA on his way to Doha, Qatar on a Qatar Airways flight, while Obi was taken into custody same day following the seizure of a consignment of 72,000 pills of tramadol 225mg, which he attempted shipping to Kano on a local flight.

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, December 31, said Amobi was caught with 1.30kg cannabis sativa concealed in a bag of foodstuff, claiming he bought the substance in Enugu to deliver in Doha to enable him raise enough funds to pay his rents in Doha and Nigeria and school fees of his three children.


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