Metro NDLEA Recovers 193 Wraps of Cocaine in Passenger’s Socks



The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday recovered 193 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine inside a passenger’s socks at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, in Lagos and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to the statement, the drug, which tested positive for cocaine, with a total weight of 3.4 kilogrammes, was detected during routine screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai.


The statement quoted the NDLEA Commander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba, as giving the name of the suspect as Samuel Maduewesi. “During screening of passengers at the arrival hall, officers noticed that he had some items attached to his legs.

“It was cleverly done, but not good enough to escape our notice.“When his socks were pulled down, suspected wraps of narcotics found to be cocaine fell down on the floor.

“He was immediately arrested and taken for further investigation,” the statement said, while quoting the agency’s Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Abdallah, as calling for stringent monitoring of Dubai-Lagos route by officers.