National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a South African based Nigerian for the possession of parcels of methamphetamine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos. Abiodun Israel Banjo, 45, was arrested during the outward screening of passengers on a South African Airline flight to South Africa. The drug weighed 3.435kgs with an estimated street value of N31 million in Nigeria.
Speaking on the arrest, NDLEA Commander at the Abuja Airport, Ahmadu Garba, described how the drug was discovered.
He explained that during a routine luggage check, NDLEA agents noticed that Mr. Banjo's two bags contained methamphetamine concealed under clothing and food items. Mr. Garba said the suspect was immediately arrested while investigations were ongoing.
The suspect, however, denied knowledge of the drug in his bag, saying that a friend gave him the bag in South Africa. The suspect, a graduate of the Technical College of Ijebu-Ode, has been living in South Africa since 2012. He hails from Osun State.