The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Wednesday said its officials have invited and are interrogating the entire crew of an Arik Air flight W3101 that left Lagos for London Heathrow Airport following the arrest of a crew member Chika Egwu Udensi in London for drug smuggling.
According to reports by THEWILL, a statement by NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchel Ofoyeju, said that the entire crew including some support staff that worked on the flight before it departed Lagos are currently before narcotic investigators at the Ikoyi Headquarters of the NDLEA.
“They include two pilots and members of the cabin crew comprising an Australian and a South African. The invitation, which was made by the Agency, was swiftly complied with by the management of Arik Air.
Arik had earlier in a statement on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of Udensifor being in possession of substances suspected to be cocaine with a street value of around $500, 000.
The statement by Arik’s spokesman, Mr. Adebanji Ola, said, “A member of Arik Air cabin crew was on Monday night arrested at the Heathrow Airport, London, by the UK Border Force in connection with alleged possession of item suspected to be a banned substance.
“The airline is presently carrying out its private investigation to determine how the cabin crew member came about the suspected banned substance.
“Arik Air will also be cooperating fully with the UK authorities and other appropriate agencies in their investigations.
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