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How wanted drug dealer was picked up during church service

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A wanted drug dealer, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, wanted for attempting to export 69.65kilograms of cocaine, heroin and cannabis to the United Kingdom (UK), has been arrested.

The suspect had tried to move the substances through the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives traced him to a popular pentecostal church at Mike Ajari street, Ojodu Berger.

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Stephen was picked up after he stepped out of church service.

His arrest followed the interception of a consignment of the illicit drugs going to the UK through Lagos on Thursday, 12th August, 2021.

The baggage had been sent to the airport for export through a freight forwarding company, which in turn gave a driver to deliver at the NAHCO export shed.

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After his arrest, investigation revealed the identity of the actual owner of the consignment, Stephen.

The dealer was apprehended in a sting operation, three days after the driver’s confession.

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