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Man held over Indian hemp smuggling

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have arrested a trader with 9.375kg of Indian hemp.

The suspect identified as Jude Ekwosimba was arrested while attempting to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to China.
Mitchel Ofoyeju, NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, said the agency’s Chairman/Chief Executive, expressed happiness that the arrest took place in Nigeria, as according to him, the suspect, if caught in China, could have been sentenced to death.  
“The agency will continue to sensitise members of the public on the dangers of drug trafficking and abuse. This arrest is timely as it saved the life of the suspect and prevented the image of our country from being smeared,” he said.