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NDLEA Quizzes Co-workers of Arik Staff Arrested of Cocaine

Source: BENEDICTA BASSEY/NEWSTRACK - Nigeriafilms.com
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday stormed and occupied the Lagos house of Chika Egwu Udensi, a crew member of the Arik Air flight W3101, who was arrested with 20 kilogrammes of cocaine at the London Heathrow Airport.

It was gathered that the NDLEA had interrogated pilots and flight attendants for several hours of the flight that left the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for London on Monday night.

It was gathered that soon after the interrogation, the NDLEA moved to the suspect's house in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

A source, revealed to our correspondent that “We are currently occupying the house, and we will not leave here until we get all the evidence that we want.”

It was gathered that although the operatives had seized the suspect's Range Rover, the NDLEA was still of the opinion that Udensi had other property.

On the interrogation, the NDLEA in a statement said the entire crew members including some support staff that worked on the flight before it departed Lagos appeared before narcotic investigators at the Ikoyi headquarters of the agency.

Meanwhile, the Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, NDLEA, Mr. Ahmadu Giade, was said to have promised to carry out an elaborate investigation into the ongoing case, stressing that all persons involved would be exposed and prosecuted.

“The agency has made remarkable progress in it counter-narcotic efforts and will resist any act capable of reversing the gains so far recorded,” he said.