Nigerian Drug Kingpins Busted By NDLEA Operatives In Qatar

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Two Nigerians based in Qatar have been busted with methamphetamine consignment by operatives of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The drug kingpins named Eyah Celestine Nnamdi, alias Murphy and Ugwuoke Peter Oluchukwu were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi said Ugwuoke was the first to be caught on June 9 during the outward clearance of Qatar Airways passengers at the departure point, Terminal 2 of the Lagos airport.

Babafemi revealed that NDLEA operatives found out that the suspect was travelling to Doha with an Ivorian international passport with the name Hien Narcisse.

“A further scrutiny of his black carry-on luggage led to the discovery of a false bottom concealment of two parcels of crystalline substance that tested positive for methamphetamine weighing 1.00kg.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a Nigerian who had gone to obtain an Ivorian passport for his travels.

“He confessed that he travelled to Qatar in August 2022 and returned from the Arab nation about two months ago to perfect arrangement for the movement of the drug consignment,” he shared.

Speaking further, Babafemi stated that an investigation led to the discovery of the suspect’s senior partner in the trade simply identified as Murphy was lurking around in Eziani, his home town in Nsukka LGA, Enugu State.

“A prompt deployment of NDLEA operatives on 10th June to Eziani community of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State led to the arrest of ‘Murphy’ whose true identity was later discovered to be Eyah Celestine Nnamdi, who had lived in Indonesia for some years before relocating to Doha, Qatar.