Thursday, May 23, 2013

Arik staff caught with N180m worth of cocaine at Heathrow airport

5:52 AM

A female Arik staff was arrested yesterday Tuesday May 21st at
Heathrow airport London for allegedly carrying cocaine worth about
N180 million. Temitayo Olubunmi Daramola was arrested with 6kg of
cocaine while another hostess Delita Abibimgbi was arrested for having
60 packets of cigarettes in her possession. The max limit of
cigarettes any passenger is allowed to carry is 10 packs.

Security at Heathrow Airport detained Temitayo and Delita after
detecting the illicit drugs in their possession. They are being held
in custody by the UK authorities in London.

Arik Air has since reacted to the incident. The airline company's
spokesman Banji Ola confirmed the detention of the two cabin crew
members and said the airline will fully co-operate with all
authorities involved in the investigation. Read the airline's
statement after the cut...

"Arik Air carries out very stringent checks on all members of staff
and its travelling guests ahead of all flights. It will continue to
focus its attention on measures to prevent the possibility of any
future similar incidents. Arik Air is a responsible Nigerian company
always seeking to maintain and uphold the integrity and proud
reputation of the nation".
Meanwhile the Chief Executive of the Nigerian Drug Law and Enforcement
Agency, Ahmadu Giade, has ordered officials of the agency to commence
investigation into the matter.

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