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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

NDLEA Nabs Pastor With Heroin

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, have arrested a Lagos pastor for drug trafficking, according to The Nation.

Making known details of the arrest to the press, Mr. Nsikak-Abasi Udoh, the NDLEA commander at the Enugu Airport, said the suspect, Daniel Lanre Akintola, 43, was found with 1.978kg of heroin concealed in a false bottom of his luggage.

He said:“Mr. Daniel Lanre Akintola unlawfully possessed 1.978kg of heroin while returning from Entebbe, a major town in Central Uganda. He wanted to abandon the luggage but we detected his intention.

“The drug was carefully concealed in a false bottom of his luggage. The second suspect is a businessman who had parcels of ephedrine weighing 51.5kg which he wanted to smuggle to Maputo, Mozambique.

Akintola, who claimed ownership of the bag containing heroin, said he was returning from a pastor’s conference.

Similarly, another suspect, Onwuegbusi Tochukwu Victor, 48, was also found with 51.5kg of ephedrine inside his luggage.

This latest arrest comes few weeks after another Lagos-based pastor was arrested at the Murtala International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, for smuggling narcotics to South Africa.

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