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Qatar-based businessman arrested for drug trafficking

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested a Qatar-based businessman, Agu Evidence Amobi, and one other, Uchegbu Onyebuchi Obi with consignments of psychoactive substances at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos.

Their arrest was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the anti-narcotic agency, Mr Femi Babafemi.

According to Babafemi, while Amobi was apprehended on Saturday 30th December at the departure point of terminal 2 of the MMIA on his way to Doha, Qatar on a Qatar Airways flight, Obi was taken into custody same day following the seizure of a consignment of 72,000 pills of tramadol 225mg, which he attempted shipping to Kano on a local flight.

Amobi who claimed he has been living and working in Doha, Qatar for over 10 years was caught with 1.30kg cannabis sativa concealed in a bag of foodstuff.

During interrogation, he claimed he bought the substance in Enugu to deliver in Doha to enable him raise enough funds to pay his rents in Doha and Nigeria and school fees of his three children.

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