Spain today deported 23 Nigerians for allegedly committing various offences in the European country.
The deportees arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos, at about 6.40am on board a Privilege Style aircraft with registration number EC-IZO.
The deportees, comprises of 21 males and two females.
The Lagos Airport Police Command,Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) Joseph Alabi, confirmed the development.
Alabi said that on arrival at the Lagos Airport, the deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Police.officials the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
He added that nine of the suspects that were deported for drug-related offences, were immediately handed over to the NDLEA while two deportees, who were deported for criminal offences, were handed over to the police.
The Airport Police spokesman said that the remaining 12 deportees, who allegedly committed immigration-related offences , were profiled by NIS officials and subsequently allowed to go to their respective destinations.