US Deports 34 Nigerians for alleged drugs, criminal and immigration offences

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Deportees at the cargo section of MMIA, Lagos

The United States of America, has deported 34 Nigerians back to their country for alleged criminal, drugs and immigration related offences.

The deportees who arrived  the  Lagos International Airport Lagos at about 2.30pm aboard a chartered Omni Air International  aircraft with Registration Number: W342AX comprised 32 males and two females.

Spokesman for the Airport command,  DSP Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development to newsmen said” At about 14.30 hours (2.30pm), we received 34 Nigerians who were brought back from the United States. They were made up of 32 males and two females.

“25 of deportees were alleged to have committed criminal offences, one was allegedly involved in narcotics while the others were  were alleged to have committed immigration-related offences”.

Alabi said the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.

Also on ground to receive them were officials  the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

He said the deportees were profiled by the relevant  authorities and were allowed to depart to their various destinations.

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