NDLEA nabs most wanted narcotics dealer

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a notorious drug dealer, Okoli Collins Ikenna, who is believed to be responsible for the recent multiple attempts to export illicit drugs to London in the United Kingdom through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos and other courier companies.

The agency said Okoli has been on court bail following his arrest in November 2020 and subsequent arraignment before a Federal High Court in Lagos for attempting to export 15.700kgs of Methamphetamine to Australia.

A statement issued on Sunday by the NDLEA Director (Media and Advocacy), Femi Babafemi, said series of investigations into recent multiple attempts to export illicit drugs to the UK led to the arrest of the drug dealer on Tuesday, November 2 when he was caught with 78 parcels of Cannabis, concealed in black soap packs labelled as Dudu Osun, with a total weight of 12.250 kilograms heading to the United Kingdom.

“Further investigation also revealed that Okoli is the one behind the attempt to export 7.350kgs of Cannabis to the UK on Thursday, October 21, a consignment that was intercepted at NAHCO export shed of the MMIA.

“Curiously, a separate investigation by operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation of the agency, attached to courier companies have equally traced to Okoli two other attempts to export 47.7kgs of cannabis to the UK through courier firms after his agents arrested in the course of investigation named him as the owner of the consignments,” Babafemi said.

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