Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Another Nigerian “Student” Bites The Dust

This news is from today’s STAR

Now this is from Malaysianinsider.

Nigeria tightens drug screening for Malaysia-bound flights
By Shannon Teoh
December 28, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 — Nigerian drug authorities have placed Malaysia-bound flights from the African country on red alert following a surge in drug trafficking on the route.
According to Nigerian online portal The Punch, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said yesterday passengers headed to Malaysia would be subjected to tougher airport screening after arrests multiplied by more than tenfold this year.
“The drastic measure is necessitated by the increasing number of arrests made on the route and the need to prevent obstinate drug traffickers from smuggling drugs to Malaysia where drug offences attract capital punishment,” the site quoted the anti-narcotics agency’s public affairs chief Mitchell Ofoyeju as saying.
Ofoyeju added in the press statement that NDLEA arrested two drug suspects going to Malaysia last year but arrests surged to 21 so far this year at the Lagos airport alone.
The United Nations reported last month that drug gangs from Africa and Iran are muscling in on Southeast Asia’s booming methamphetamine business.
The body’s Office on Drugs and Crime said the number of African couriers arrested annually almost doubled to 65 in 2010, including 50 Nigerians.
Early this month, police shot dead a Nigerian man after the drug suspect reportedly assaulted a policeman.
In January, police arrested a Nigerian student at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang holding 3.5kg of syabu worth RM875,000.
Police said he was paid RM7,750 to transport the drugs.

Hear this folks! According to Nigerian Anti-Narcotics agency’s public affairs chief Mitchell Ofoyeju in 2010 the Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested two drug suspects going to Malaysia. This year NDLEA has arrested 21 drug suspects!

What a shame! Malaysia has lost out 21 potential students.