National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has uncovered a cartel at the airport which specializes in planting illicit drugs in the luggage of unsuspecting travellers.
The cartel was uncovered after detectives embarked on an investigation concerning a student held in Saudi Arabia over drug-related charges.
The student Zainab Aliyu was arrested at the airport in Saudi Arabia when Tramadol was found in her luggage. She was immediately detained and was too face execution until president Buhari intervened and secured her release.
The investigation carried out by NDLEA led to the arrested of the airport cartel which consist of the following suspects: Idris Umar Shehu (alias Umar Sanda), Sanni Suleiman, Nuhu Adamu, Rhoda Adetunji, Udosen Itoro Henry and Sanni Hamisu.