Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have apprehended a 49-year-old businessman, Kingsley Celestino, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, with 9.40 kilograms of heroin concealed in his two travelling bags.
The agency disclosed this in a statement released through its Facebook page on Sunday.
According to the agency, Celestino was arrested at Terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on his way to India on Saturday with a Guinean international passport.
It said available information reveals that Celestino hails from Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
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“Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested a businessman, Kingsley Celestino at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos over 9.40 kilograms of heroin hidden in his two luggage.
“Kingsley, a business class passenger on Qatar Airline flight was arrested at Terminal 2 of the MMIA on Saturday 4th March on his way to India. Though a native of Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, the 49-year-old was travelling with a Guinean international passport.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect frequently travels to India on business class tickets. He claimed he deals in clothing business between Nigeria and India. It was further established that he obtained the Guinean international passport in Guinea Bissau, where he said his mother came from,” the statement read.