An Italy-bound suspected drug trafficker, Inusa Abdulrazaki, has been arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), after being found with 101 wraps of heroin.
He was nabbed on November 19 at Gate C -Departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos on his way to Italy via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines, the Street Journal reports.
The NDLEA director, media and advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Monday said the heroin being exported by the suspect weighed 1.3 kilogrammes.
He said the Etsako, Edo State-born Abdulrazaki hid the drugs inside cassava flour popularly called garri.
The NDLEA spokesman added that the following day, Saturday, November 20, the operatives of drug enforcement agency at the airport during a routine cargo search at Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) export shed intercepted an abandoned consignment of about 17.90kg.
He stated while applauding the officers and men of the MMIA command for their vigilance and steadfastness, the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd.) urged them to stay two steps ahead of the drug cartels.