NDLEA Raises Alarm Over Increase In Use Of Airport Workers To Traffic Drugs
The Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA, have raised alarm over use of airport workers by drug traffickers as accomplices in the illicit trade.
At a news conference in Lagos, the NDLEA airport commander, Ahmadu Garba said some workers concealed drugs for traffickers making it easy for them to take it out of the country, adding that so far, 43 suspects have been arrested, 38 males and 5 females.
He said between January this year till date a total weight of 4,668.880 kilograms of drugs were seized with tramadol having the highest quantity of 4,449.9 kilograms.
The commander explained that barons now recruit foreign nationals as traffickers and in the months under review, Mozambicans, Ghanaians, Congolese and South Africans were arrested with different quantities of drug using different modes of concealment.
He said the agency would continue to device
ways of beating any new trick that the traffickers may adopt.