Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested two Pakistani businessmen at the Lagos International Passport with eight kilograms of cocaine concealed in a public address system.
The two suspects: Asif Muhammed, 45 and Hussain Naveed, 57 were arrested while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Lahole, Pakistan via Doha.
The NDLEA in their weekly review of operations disclosed that the duo had with them a suspected fake Nigeria residence permit and were frequent travellers to Nigeria under the guise of doing textile business.
“They were arrested on Saturday 5th November at the Lagos airport barely a week after they came to Nigeria, that is, Sunday 30th October,” a statement signed by the NDLEA Spokesperson, Femi Babafemj disclosed.
Also, operatives of the agency on November 4, at the SAHCO import shed of the Lagos airport seized 13 cartons of Tramadol 225mg and 200mg imported from Karachi, Pakistan.
The consignment had a weight of 465.10kg and 642,800 pills of the pharmaceutical opioid.
Similarly, operatives at the NAHCO export shed of the airport also intercepted a consignment of different illicit drugs presented by 32-year-old Oladitan Olufunmilayo.
The seized items include Cannabis, Cocaine and Methamphetamine as well as Tramadol 225mg and Rohypnol concealed in footwear and soap packs going to UAE, Dubai.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA on Thursday arrested two businessmen who had been on the run for months over their involvement in drug trafficking.