Cocaine Almost Killed A Guy On Air, Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Lagos
An Emirates flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, made an emergency landing in Lagos at the weekend due to the deteriorating health condition of a suspected cocaine trafficker.
Screening by anti-narcotic officials found four passengers positive for drug ingestion. They are currently under interrogation. One of the suspects in critical health condition was immediately hospitalised as doctors are battling to save his life.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah who said that the suspect is responding to treatment called for stiffer penalty against drug trafficking.
He said that the Agency needs the cooperation of stakeholders to send a warning to drug trafficking cartels.
According to Abdallah, “NDLEA is taking necessary measures to protect and promote the image of Nigeria and will resist any attempt to undermine the gains so far recorded in the fight against drug control.
“Drug traffickers must be severely punished to reduce the number of persons getting involved in the criminal act. All hands must be on deck to condemn drug trafficking in its entirety.”
The guys were on their way to Dubai when one of them started complaining of severe abdominal pains.