|PICTURED: ArikAir Flight Attendant Chika Egwu Udensi|
“The Agency will carry out full scale investigation into this case to ascertain those behind the criminal act. We shall work closely with our international collaborators on the matter. Arik Airline will be sanctioned if found wanting
“The Agency shall invoke section 25 of the NDLEA Act against the airline which states that it shall be the duty of every commercial carrier to take reasonable precaution to ensure that its means of transport are not used in the commission of offences under this Act. Every commercial carrier are to comply with appropriate security measures at points of entry and exit in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and other customs control areas, to prevent unauthorized cargo in its means of transportation,” the Chairman said.
|In 2011, Arik Air hostess, Chinwendu Uwakaonyenma Ogbonnaya (Pictured Left), was arrested at London Heathrow for smuggling hard drugs into Britain, she was sentenced to five and half years imprisonment|
Also, in 2013, two crew members of Arik Air were arrested at Heathrow Airport, London, in connection with drug trafficking. The crew members, Temitayo Olubunmi Daramola was found in possession of 6kg of cocaine while Delita Abibimgbi was found with 60 packets of cigarettes. The drugs are valued at £600,000.