A suspected major drug dealer, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) inside a Pentecostal church in Ojodu area of Lagos on a Sunday.

He was wanted for attempting to export 69.65kilograms of cocaine, heroin and cannabis to the United Kingdom through the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

A statement issued by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said operatives of the NDLEA, had traced Ikeanyionwu, on Sunday 15th August, 2021, to a popular Pentecostal church at Mike Ajari Street, Ojodu-Berger, where they arrested him soon after he stepped out of the church service.

“His arrest followed the interception of a consignment of illicit drugs weighing 69.65kg going to the UK through the Lagos airport on Thursday, 12th August, 2021.

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“The illegal baggage had been sent to the airport for export through a freight forwarding company, which in turn gave a driver to deliver at the NAHCO export shed.

“Following the arrest of the driver, follow up operations and investigations later revealed the true identity of the actual owner of the consignment, Stephen Afam Ikeanyionwu, who was arrested three days later in a sting operation,” Babafemi said.

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