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Hajj 2024: NDLEA arrests intending pilgrims with cocaine consignments in Lagos

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Hajj 2024: NDLEA arrests intending pilgrims with cocaine consignments in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said its operatives have arrested some intending pilgrims to the ongoing hajj in Saudi Arabia with cocaine consignments.

NDLEA said this came about after its operatives raided Emerald Hotel, Ladipo area of Oshodi, Lagos State, where the suspects were lodged and caught in the act of ingesting wraps of cocaine ahead of their flight to the holy land on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

According to the agency, those arrested during the intelligence-led operation include: Usman Kamorudeen, 31; Olasunkanmi Owolabi, 46; Fatai Yekini, 38; and a lady, Ayinla Kemi, 34.

In a statement issued on Thursday by Femi Babafemi, NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, the four suspects were lodged in two rooms in the hotel where they had prepared 200 pellets of cocaine weighing 2.20 kilograms to swallow when NDLEA officers stormed their rooms.

Babafemi said that one hundred wraps of the Class A substance were recovered from each of the two rooms, bringing the total seizure to 200 wraps. Two suspects were to swallow 100 wraps each.

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