Four Hajj Pilgrims Nabbed With 2.2kg Cocaine in Lagos Hotel
Four Hajj Pilgrims Nabbed With 2.2kg Cocaine in Lagos Hotel

Four Hajj Pilgrims Nabbed With 2.2kg Cocaine in Lagos Hotel

Four Hajj Pilgrims Nabbed With 2.2kg Cocaine in Lagos Hotel

Four Nigeria’s intending pilgrims to the 2024 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, have been arrested with substances suspected to be Cocaine.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says they were arrested on Wednesday in the process of ingesting the drug, ahead of their flight to Saudi Arabia.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, on Thursday, identified the four intending pilgrims as Olasunkanmi Owolabi, Usman Kamarudeen, Fatai Yekini and Kemi Ayinla.

He said they were picked up during NDLEA raid on emerald hotel at Ladipo, Oshodi, and Lagos, where they were lodged in two rooms.

Babafemi said the NDLEA operatives found them in the process of ingesting 200 wraps of the substance, weighing 2.20 kilograms.

He explained that each of the two of the suspects was about to swallow 100 wraps of class ‘A’ of the substance, in each of the two rooms in the hotel.

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday intercepted a cocaine shipment at the Emerald Hotel, Ladipo, Oshodi, Lagos, and arrested four suspects attempting to smuggle the drug to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage.

The development was made known in a statement, on Thursday, by the anti-narcotics agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi.

According to the statement, the suspects, Usman Kamorudeen (31); Olasunkanmi Owolabi (46); Fatai Yekini (38), and Ayinla Kemi (34), had prepared 200 cocaine pellets (2.20kg) to ingest before their flight.

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