By Bankole Wright
Spanish Government on Tuesday reportedly deported 23 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country.
The spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, DSP Joseph Alabi, who confirmed the development, said the 21 males and two females arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 6:40am.
They were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, the Nigeria Police Force, officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Alabi said nine of the deportees, who were deported for drug-related offences, were handed over to the NDLEA.
Two others deported for criminal offences, were handed over to the police.
While the remaining 12 deportees, accused of breaching the country’s immigration rules, were profiled and allowed to go to their respective destinations.