The NDLEA said it has arrested two men at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, for being in possession of 800 grammes of substances suspected to be methamphetamine.
A statement by Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju-- the agency’s spokesman-- said that one of the suspects concealed 550 grammes of the substance in the sole of his shoes, while the other, a 27-year-old student in Malaysia, hid 250 grammes of the substance in his pants.
“The two arrests were made on Qatar and Emirate flights that were boarding simultaneously at MMA.
“Both suspects, whose final destination was Malaysia, are being interrogated in connection with the alleged crime,” Ofoyeju noted.
The Agency said that the suspects would have brought shame to the country if they had succeeded in their bid to export the drugs and called for more public enlightenment on the evils of drug trafficking.
“Drug trafficking is criminal and shameful. It is more worrisome that drug traffickers smuggle narcotics to countries like Malaysia where drug trafficking is punishable with death.
“The unbridled love for materialism is the reason people engage in drug trafficking. Some of the arrested suspects are not poor but driven by greed,” Ofoyeju quoted the NDLEA chairman, Ahmed Giade, as saying in the statement.
The Agency said that the suspects would be charged to court soon.