Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement
Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested a 34 years old
man with 120 grammes of heroin hidden in his
anus at the Murtala Muhammed International
Airport, (MMIA) Lagos.
The suspect, Mr. Ulelu Ugwumba Michael was
apprehended during the screening of passengers
on Qatar airline flight on his way from Pakistan.
Speaking on the arrest, NDLEA Airport
Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar said that the
suspect was arrested with the drug through the aid
of a scanning machine used by officers of the anti-
Mr. Umar further noted that the suspect inserted
two wraps of brownish powdery substance found to
be heroin into his anus on his way from Pakistan.
According to the Commander, “the suspect, Ulelu
Ugwumba Michael tested positive for drug
possession on his way from Pakistan. When placed
under close observation, he excreted two wraps of
substances that tested positive for heroin with a
weight of 120 grammes. The case is under
Meanwhile, Chairman of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade
foreclosed any act of leniency for the suspect.
“The suspect will be charged to court to serve as
deterrent to others. Those who seek criminal ways
of making money must be prepared to face the
legal consequences” Giade stated.
Narrating his ordeal, the suspect said that he
assumed the drug would not be detected since it
was just two wraps.
He said“I am a textile dealer in Aba, Abia State. I
travelled to Pakistan to buy goods. My business
has suffered some downturn in the past two years.
The decision to smuggle the drug was to enable
me increase my capital. Since it was just two wraps
weighing 120 grammes, I was so confident that it
will be easy for me to pass through security checks
undetected. I am sad over my arrest and pray to
God for my freedom. This is my first time and I
promise not to smuggle drugs again”
Ulelu is single and hails from Abia State. He
claimed to have attended Abala Primary School in
Obingwa but could not complete his primary
education because he lost his parents.