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NDLEA arrests wanted drug dealer in Lagos church

The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a wanted drug dealer, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, at a Lagos church.

According to a statement by Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy, the arrest was made on Sunday, 15th August 2021.

The suspected drug dealer according to the statement attempted to export 69.65 kilograms of cocaine, heroin and cannabis to the United Kingdom through the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

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The illegal baggage had been sent to the airport for export through a freight forwarding company, which in turn gave a driver to deliver at the NAHCO export shed.

“Following the arrest of the driver, follow up operations and investigations later revealed the true identity of the actual owner of the consignment, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, who was arrested three days later in a sting operation”.

The wanted drug dealer was traced by NDLEA operatives to a popular pentecostal church at Mike Ajari street, Ojodu Berger, where they arrested him soon after he stepped out of the church service.

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