School leaver, Accounting graduate nabbed with drugs at Abuja, Kano airports

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested a 23-year-old secondary school leaver and a Europian based Nigerian, Peter Mkwo, 37, with various illicit drugs at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, (NAIA), Abuja.

They were arrested while trying to export nine kilogrammes of skunk and methamphetamine from the (NAIA), Abuja to Turkey and Belgium respectively.

NDLEA Director Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement said Mkwo was arrested on May 28, while trying to board an Ethiopian Airline 910 enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa- Brussels, Belgium.

The spokesperson said that upon searching, three kilogrammes of methamphetamine was discovered stuffed in the lining of a false bottom of his luggage.

Also, a 27-year-old graduate of accountancy, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Zakaru Baba was arrested at the local wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, (MAKIA), Kano with Six kilogrammes of cannabis sativa.

Babafemi said that the consignment was flown from Lagos to Kano on May 29 via Max Air. He said that the suspect, who turned up to claim the packaged drug, was arrested and had since confessed ownership of the exhibit.

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