Operatives of the MMIA command of NDLEA has arrested a drug kingpin, Onyekachi Chukwuma Macdonald.
He was behind attempts to export 40 parcels of Methamphetamine popularly called Mkpuru Mmiri locally to London, United Kingdom through the NAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport.
A statement by NDLEA Director of media and Advocacy said he was arrested on Saturday night, June 25th after three weeks of painstaking investigation and tracking,
Onyekachi was arrested at Manacola estate, Alakuko area of Lagos weeks after his Mkpuru Mmiri consignment weighing 2.05kilograms was intercepted at the airport.
His freight agent, Peter Christopher Anikan has been arrested since 7th June with the consignment.
During his interview, the suspect said he’s from Ahiazu, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state and had lived in Dubai, UAE for 10 years before returning to Nigeria in 2019.
He stated that after his return to Nigeria he opened a phone accessories shop in Sango Otta, Ogun state but the business collapsed.
He then started sending cigarettes to London and decided to conceal the illicit drug in the consignment after advice by a friend.
Closely related is the seizure of another consignment of 2kg Mkpuru Mmiri at a courier house in Owerri, Imo state.
The cargo seized on Wednesday 22nd June had ankara and lace fabrics in which two cylindrical cellophanes containing the drug heading to Hong Kong were concealed