A 53-year-old physically challenged man identified as Ehiarimwiam Osaromo Emmanuel, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos for drug trafficking.
According to a statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, the suspect was arrested on Sunday 28th August on his way to Italy, via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight. He was found to have concealed five thousand (5,000) tablets of tramadol (225mg) in his luggage.
According to preliminary investigations, the suspect is a frequent traveler who often travels with lots of bags containing mainly food items, body cream, hair attachment and drinks. The suspect was said to have presented his usual large goods to operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement for search but held on to some packages, which were retrieved from him and properly searched during which the illicit drugs were found.