The Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested three customs licensed clearing and forwarding agents and a motorcycle parts dealer for alleged drug trafficking.
The NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said the shipment was weighing 70.4 kg and had estimated street value of N352 million.
Three agents involved in drug trafficking identified as Adewuyi Segun (45), Atebata Godwin (27) and Akpaida Kareem Ajayi (33).
The forth member of the group, a 36-year-old motorcycle parts dealer at Nnewi in Anambra State, Ukpabi Paul, was also arrested.
NDLEA quoted motorcycle parts dealer, Paul, as saying:
“I am married with three children. My role was to give the drug to a clearing agent by name Akpaida Kareem Ajayi. Please, be merciful on me, it is my first time”.
The agency also quoted Ajayi as saying in his statement that his involvement in drug trafficking was motivated by greed and desire to make quick money.
“I have myself to blame because they paid me N500,000 to send the shipment. I agreed to participate in the illegal deal because of the half a million naira that I was offered,” he was quoted as saying.