Uber driver arrested with cocaine at Lagos airport


An Uber driver has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

The agency’s spokesman said the Uber driver, Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was arrested at the SAHCO export shed of MMIA on Tuesday 8th June, 2021 when he brought a consignment from his client to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

Babafemi said when the package was searched, 150grams of cocaine concealed inside two pieces of air freshener were discovered.

A follow up operation the following day led to the arrest of Egbo Emmanuel Maduka, in his residence on Wednesday 9th June, Babafemi said.

He said investigations have so far confirmed that Egbo is behind the two seizures of 50grams of cocaine concealed in hair attachment and another 150grams of cocaine concealed in air freshener, heading to Malabo.

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