NDLEA warns travelers to beware of bags someone hands over to them

Drug peddlers devise several methods to carry out their criminal acts. This some of the time makes innocent travelers to become victim of what they do not know about.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), therefore, has warned travelers against taking any luggage that they did not know its content from anyone while travelling.

Femi Babafemi, the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, according to DAILY POST, shared the information through his X account on Sunday. He disclosed that two students, including a PhD student, ran into trouble when bottles of codeine syrup were discovered in luggage they were carrying for a female friend studying abroad.

The statement said a PhD student and another student studying abroad got into custody because bottles of codeine syrup were found in the luggage they picked for their female friend abroad.

The statement further explained that they would have been jailed if #ndlea_nigeria had not worked hard to ensure the owner was put on the next flight home.

He said that was the reason they warned people not to take any luggage they did not know its content from anyone.

It added that the video showed how bags of opioids were concealed among spare parts coming from Onitsha heading to Mubi in Adamawa.

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