An international drug trafficking syndicate of four, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The agency released a statement on thursday, stating that the NDLEA is bringing a four count charge against the defendants,and if found guilty, would be liable to a minimum of 15 years imprisonment.
The statement released by the agency provided details of the case stating that, the defendants moved in a convoy of a Ford Pickup and a Toyota Tundra while conveying 34.2 kilogrammes of methamphetamine concealed in cartons containing computer accessories from Lagos to Benin, when officers of the NDLEA, Edo State Command, intercepted them at the Lagos-Benin Bye pass and arrested them.
The drugs are said to be valued at $24 million, which is over N10billion.
The NDLEA boss Edo state zone, Buba Wakawa stated that, this is the largest quantity of Methamphetamine they have confiscated.
The NDLEA Chairman, Muhammad Abdallah, stated that they were still making investigations to oncover the international links of these local operators, and the defendants shall appear before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin judicial division.
The names of the suspects were given as follows: Kaodilichi Paul, 32; Joseph Iloh, 54; Eke Cyprian, 55; and Chinonso Maduekesi, 31.
Written by Okolo Ezinne