MMIA:Female AVSEC officer nabs two Mozambique nationals for drug trafficking

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A female Aviation security officer has apprehended two Mozambique citizens for being in possession of over 7.2 kilograms of methaphitamine and ephedrine at the Murtala Mohammed International airport, Lagos.
The AVSEC officer,Olupeju Oluwaseun detected the bag containing the illicit drugs with tag number SA2312119 at the baggage hall on Wednesday which led to the discovery of three other bags with numbers SA232117, SA232116 and SA232120.
The AVSEC officer was said to have been suspicious of the bag after it had gone through the scanning machine.
The officer was said to have insisted that the bag be checked manually to be sure that her suspicion was wrong.
Officers of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,NDLEA was reported to have been invited to do their job of searching the bag which revealed a force bottom parked full of the illicit drugs.
NDLEA Lagos Airport commander, Garba Ahmadu who confirmed the arrest said the suspected drug traffickers were arrested while trying to board a South African Airways flight.
“The drugs were discovered in a force bottom bag during security screening of bags by a female aviation security officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria,FAAN who later handed the suspended bag to the officials of the NDLEA”.
“Three other bags containing same illicit drugs belonging to the traffickers were later discovered already parked inside the aircraft with the assistance of the airline”.
According to the NDLEA airport commander, during investigation, it was discovered that the two Mozambique citizens came into the country on religious pilgrimage and was heading back home.
He commended the female AVSEC officer for her insistence that the bag containing the illicit drugs be checked,adding that collaboration like this would help to bring to the barest drug trafficking through the airport.
The suspects are still in the custody of the NDLEA as investigation was still on- going to get other members of the drug ring.

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