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Hajj 2024: 4 Nigerian intending pilgrims arrested with 2.2kg cocaine in Lagos 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives Wednesday intercepted a cocaine shipment at Emerald Hotel, Ladipo, Oshodi, Lagos.

Consequently, four suspects were arrested as they attempted to smuggle the drug to Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.

This was made known in a statement by the agency’s director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, shared on the agency’s website Thursday

The statement said, the suspects, Usman Kamorudeen (31), Olasunkanmi Owolabi (46), Fatai Yekini (38), and Ayinla Kemi (34), had prepared 200 cocaine pellets (2.20kg) to ingest before their flight.

The statement reads: “Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided Emerald Hotel, Ladipo area of Oshodi, Lagos state where some intending pilgrims to the ongoing hajj in Saudi Arabia were lodged and caught in the act of ingesting wraps of cocaine ahead of their flight to the holy land on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.”

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