NDLEA on Wdnesday charged six men before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, with exporting and importing hard drugs to Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.
The six defendants are; Olabode Ikotun, Ramon Olanrewaju, Adegboyega Ayodeji, Tayo Ismail, Adekunle Osikomaiya and Tunbosun Jagun.
They were alleged to have committed the offences in August 2020, using FedEx Courier Services, located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi; Kakawa on Lagos Island and NAHCO, Ikeja, all in Lagos State.
Ikotun and Olanrewaju were alleged to have exported 800 grammes of cocaine to Saudi Arabia, while Ayodeji, Ismail, Osikomaiya and Jagun were alleged to have imported 485 grammes of cannabis sativa, popularly called marijuana, from the USA.
Arraigning the defendants, the NDLEA prosecutor, Mr F. Owen Dinneys, told the court that both Ikotun and Olanrewaju were arrested in August 2020 at the FedEx Courier Services office located at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi and Kakawa, where they had gone to send the drug to Saudi Arabia