2 Pakistani businessmen arrested, detained with 8kg of illicit drugs in Nigeria

Pakistani businessmen

Two Pakistani businessmen, Asif Muhammed, 45 and Hussain Naveed, 57, has been taken into custody for interrogation by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, after being caught with 8 kilograms of c●cain at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Sunday said the suspects had concealed the illicit drugs in a public address system while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Lahole, Pakistan via Doha.

Pakistani businessmen

The statement reads in part;

“Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested two Pakistani businessmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos with 8 kilograms of c●caine concealed in a public address system while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to Lahole, Pakistan via Doha.

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Pakistani businessmen

“The two suspects: Asif Muhammed, 45 and Hussain Naveed, 57, who hold Nigerian residence permits suspected to be fake are frequent travelers 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.”

Additionally, the statement revealed that NDLEA Operatives at the SAHCO import shed of the airport on Friday 4th November seized 13 cartons of Tramadol 225mg and 200mg imported from Karachi, Pakistan. The consignment has a total weight of 465.10kg and 642,800 pills of the pharmaceutical opioid.

Source: NDLEA

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