Thursday, September 17, 2020

Turkey-bound Tramadol intercepted at Abuja airport

 Days after international flights resumed, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 1.6kg of Tramadol and Flunitrazepam at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs of the agency, Jonah Achema, portrayed the development as unusual.

“The Command made the seizure from Michael Ejionye Chukwuka during the outward clearance of passengers boarding the Turkish Airline flight to Istanbul, Turkey,” he said in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

Chukwuka, 36, an indigene of Imo State, claimed to be ignorant of the content of the bags, saying he was given the bags at the airport entrance to deliver to a woman in Istanbul who deals in foodstuff.

The suspected drug trafficker who works in a cargo office in Istanbul had lived there together with Paul for many years. He travelled to Nigeria in March and got trapped by the Coronavirus pandemic during which period he became cash-strapped and had to reach out to friends to enable him validate his return  ticketFacebook

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