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Friday, 2 March 2012

NDLEA arrests Pakistani with N120m heroin

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a 35-year-old Pakistani with 13 kilogrammes of “high grade” heroin with an estimated street value of about N120m.

The anti-drug agency said the suspect, Mr. Syed Ahmed-Bukhari, (pictured above) was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after arriving aboard a Qatar Airways flight from Doha.

A statement by the Head, Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, said Ahmed-Bukhari was found with parcels of brownish powdery substances that tested positive to heroin.
The agency believed the arrest had aborted the entry of a perilous Pakistani drug cartel into the country.
The statement quoted the Chief Executive Officer, NDLEA, Alhaji Ahmadu Giade, as stressing that the agency would make drug trafficking unprofitable through regular seizures.
“Drug trafficking is attractive to criminal cartels because of the huge profit but we are determined to make it unprofitable through regular seizures, arrest and prosecution,” Giade said
The NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, said the suspect was carrying a Pakistani international passport with number BT3347071.
Umar said, “A 35-year-old Pakistani was apprehended following the discovery of 13 kilogrammes of high grade heroin in his hand luggage. A Nigerian clearing and forwarding agent by name Okereke Chukwudi, 42, who is suspected to be an accomplice has also been arrested and investigation had commenced.”
Ahmed-Bukhari, an electrical engineer, who hails from Karachi is believed to be working for a Pakistan-based drug cartel, according to the statement.
He was found to have travelled from Karachi to Abu Dhabi aboard Pakistan Airline flight before taking Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Lagos.
Ofoyeju said the suspected accomplice, Chukwudi, who hails from Ekulobia, Anambra State, was cooperating with narcotic investigators.
NDLEA boss added that the arrest of the Pakistani few days after three Bolivians were caught in a suspected case of methamphetamine production was a demonstration of the agency’s resolve to bring drug traffickers to justice.
Giade said, “The anti-drug crusade is total and must be pursued with determination. While working hard to prevent the involvement of our citizens in drug trafficking, the agency will resist attempt by foreigners to smuggle drugs into the country.
“The NDLEA Act applies to all culprits. We shall yet be more vigilant and ensure that illicit drugs are intercepted in our country.”
NDLEA said both suspects would be charged to court soon.

Culled from Punch

31 Comments:

  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:26 , Anonymous Austin said...

    Ehya. The stuff luuks like bread...tastiii

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:29 , Blogger Atobatele said...

    Hope they won't take bribe from him and set him free. Justice should be done this time. I hope he get deported

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    look at the bigger picture, i guess this guy was arrested to make way for a bigger importation, because you cannot be so stupid to carry such big package without collaboration from officials at both departing and arriving airport.

    or my guess might be wrong

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:37 , Blogger devour said...

    we want his head

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:38 , Blogger jen said...

    isorai...........its has moved from ibo to yoruba now na Pakistan....no racism here oh

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:41 , Anonymous Amarachukwu said...

    Why wont they traffic the stuff? In China its death for trafficking but in Nigeria its 2 years behind bars. I say, legalize the shit!!!

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Make dem chop the guy head o! Rubbish!

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 12:50 , Anonymous BLOGLORD said...

    look they better fry ds guy...if a nigerian was caught in pakistan i bet his head will be chopped off immediately..so nigerian law/govt, if u guys like dont do same, take ur own cut in d deal n let him go.
    my point, sit up with the law nigeria!

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 13:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the last time a nigeria was caught in such act was dead sentence i wish same will apply here

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 13:15 , Blogger welcome to ayorinde's blog said...

    Such a joyless human being. He shouldnt be released o.

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 13:29 , Blogger lucabracee said...

    @atobatele
    no drug dealer will use that amount of drugs as a test run when they r not escobar.
    they simply underestimated the nigerian drug law enforcement's security set up.
    an average foreigner doing a google search about nigeria will think and assume absolutely nothing works in nigeria without bribe and that our security is rubbish

    kudos to ndlea

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 13:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda, oya activate ur detective mode. Just read abt a rape scandal in Aso Villa. Luk up this site, www.huhuonline.com

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 13:45 , Anonymous I am, the no Sender. said...

    At least its now clear that Nigerians are not the only drug traffickers in the world. Let's apply Sharia law only on drug traffickers, you know cut off a limb or a head(lol)

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 13:52 , Anonymous Jobs in Nigeria said...

    Let the story not end here,we want Justice.

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 14:00 , Blogger Holuwasheyee said...

    lol @ Atobatele's

    http://personalstuvs.blogspot.com

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 14:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank God Nigerian NDLEA is working.
    Justice should b done.

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 14:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They sud leave him na, there must be a market for it if not na him wan finish am?
    Simon

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 14:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    one word shocking

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 14:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All our guys been caught in the diaspora with the charges of drug has been killed and one is in the process of been killed, they were not offered a second chance. Now i am seriously waiting to see the outcome of this. I am waiting i say. I AM SEGUN.

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 15:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    mumu! thats a hard drug and can never look lyk bread u never chop bread b4

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 15:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just shudder to think of the effect of this dangerous drug on the proposed users. Heroin is highly addictive and dangerous. So with all our problems, they want to turn Nigeria to a drug user nation, God will destroy and expose all their evil plans. All these yeye people! Chop off his head to serve as a warning to others.

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 16:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let them sentence him to death, bcos if it were to be a Nigerian they caught in their country that persons head will be going for roll call

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 17:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow...this is one for the books...
    How tables have turned...
    Please I hope they blast this all over the news...make sure it reaches far and wide jare...

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 17:43 , Anonymous Iwu Gideon said...

    Hey, will he die like our brothers being killed all over Asia for trafficking in drugs?

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 19:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What sentence does that kilo worth in Pakistan again........ He surely deserve that, and be deported if he's not going to die in prison.

    Justice will be done if they will not be blinded by bribe.

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 19:28 , Anonymous Y.Tee said...

    Heads will roll if this man escape.

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 20:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let's see if he gets what Nigerians get abroad

     
  • At 2 March 2012 at 20:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let's see if he gets what Nigerians get abroad

     
  • At 3 March 2012 at 02:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Charged to court??whereas in Asia,Nigerians are hung within weeks.

     
  • At 3 March 2012 at 14:12 , Blogger Make-Up by Teju said...

    @ least they caught the guy! This NDLEA people seem to be working hard now.big ups to them

     
  • At 4 March 2012 at 23:33 , Blogger Ken_Whizzy said...

    couldnt you get a clearer picture of the heroine ... wanna know what it looks like ...

     

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