Kingsley Celestino, a businessman, was detained by NDLEA agents at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, when they discovered 9.40 kg of heroin hidden in the false bottoms of his two suitcases.
On Saturday, March 4, Kingsley, a business class traveller on a Qatar Airline flight, was detained at Terminal 2 of the MMIA while en route to India. Despite being a resident of Anambra State’s Nnewi South Local Government Area, the 49-year-old was using a passport from Guinea.
A statement released by Femi Babafemi, spokesperson of NDLEA, says a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect frequently travels to India on business class tickets. He claimed he deals in the clothing business between Nigeria and India. It was further established that he obtained the Guinean international passport in Guinea Bissau, where he said his mother came from.
In the same vein, a 24-year-old passenger traveling to Oman, Etounu Monday, was intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday 27th February during the outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight ET 950 while attempting to export 1.924kg of skunk concealed in cream tubes.