19th March, 2023
Officers of NDLEA in Lagos have uncovered another drug pipeline connecting Nigeria, East Africa, and Europe.
Trouble began for the drug cartel after operatives at the Lagos airport on Monday 13th March intercepted a member, Ejezie Vitus Ifeanyi, during the screening of inward passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight from Malawi via Addis Ababa at the arrival hall.
When a search was conducted on him, it was discovered that one of his two bags has a false bottom concealment.
During a preliminary interview of the suspect, he confessed that a member of the syndicate was waiting at the airport carpark to pick him.
An immediate follow-up operation led to the arrest of Chukwu Franco Bright, who was waiting in a grey color Mercedes Benz C180 coupe, marked EKY 973 GQ to receive the drug consignment.
After his arrest, a proper search of the bag was conducted before the two suspects leading to the recovery of 3.00 kilograms of heroin.
Findings reveal that the drug syndicate networks between Nigeria, and Malawi, Mozambique in East Africa and Europe.
While Chukwu who lives in Lagos is responsible for the recruitment and coordination of the activities of mules on behalf of other members of the cartel based in Mozambique and Malawi, another set operates from the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
Videos show the moment heroin was discovered.