2 crew members of Nigerian airline arrested in London over drug trafficking

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two crew members of Nigeria's Arik Air were arrested in London on Monday over alleged drug trafficking, according to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NDLEA said in a statement issued here Tuesday that the crew members, Temitayo Olubunmi Daramola and Delita Abibimgbi, were arrested after their flight touched down at Heathrow Airport.

The flight had left Nigeria's economic capital city of  Lagos earlier in the day.

According to the agency, Daramola was found in possession of six kilogrammes of cocaine, while Abibimgbi was found with 60 packets of cigarettes.

NDLEA said its Chairman, Ahmadu Giade, has ordered a full scale investigation into the incident, adding: ''Anyone found wanting shall be brought to book as no effort shall be spared in protecting the image of our country.”

In 2007, officials of the agency arrested a Virgin Atlantic crew member with drugs in a London-bound flight.

The crew member, Mohammed Ibrahim Wudil, was caught at the Lagos airport with 1.743kg of cocaine.
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