Wednesday, 22 May 2013

2 Arik Air Hostesses Nabbed For Drugs In London.

A statement by the Head of Press and Public Affairs Section, British High Commission, Rob Fitzpatrick and The management of Arik Air, on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two Arik Air staff at the Heathrow Airport in London, England for suspected drug trafficking.

He said, “The two, Nigerian women aged 37 and 32, who worked for the airline Arik Air, had arrived on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria on the evening of Monday, May 20.
“They were arrested after a package of drugs was discovered by Border Force officers on a bus which had been used to transport air crew.

The issue was first conformed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA which disclosed that it had already opened investigations on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after the Arik Airline workers were allegedly nabbed with the illicit drugs. The value of the drugs was put at £ 600,000.

Spokesperson of the NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju described the issue as a national embarrassment. He said “we are aware of the arrest and we have opened an investigation into the matter”

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