Staff members of Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik Air were arrested at the Heathrow Airport in London for suspected cocaine possession and drug trafficking. The arrest was made on tuesday.
The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency disclosed that they had opened investigations after the Arik Airline workers were allegedly caught with cocaine in the UK. NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju said the allegations constituted a national embarrassment.
“We are aware of the arrest and we have opened an investigation into the matter,” Ofoyeju said.
In December 2011, a 29-year-old Arik Air female hostess, Miss Chinwendu Uwakaonyenma Ogbonnaya, was arrested at Heathrow Airport over allegation of drug smuggling into the United Kingdom and was thereafter sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment last year.
Source: Daily Post