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NDLEA apprehends Pakistani with N120m heroin

Channels Television  
Updated March 2, 2012

A 35-year-old Pakistani, Mr. Syed Ahmed-Bukhari, with 13 kilograms of heroin estimated to a street value of N120m has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

The anti-drug agency disclosed that the Pakistani was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after arriving aboard a Qatar Airways flight from Doha, with parcels of brownish powdery substances that tested positive to heroin.

According to the Agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, Ahmed-Bukhari, an electrical engineer, who hails from Karachi is believed to be working for a Pakistan-based drug cartel.

Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju added that the arrest of the Pakistani comes in only a few days after three Bolivians were caught in a suspected case of methamphetamine production.

In the meantime, NDLEA says both suspects would be charged to court soon.

Reuters