A drug trafficker, Goodluck Odeh, has been intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA) in possession of two kg of heroin with a street value of N564 million.
A statement by the Director, Publicity and Advocacy, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday, in Abuja, said the heroin was found concealed in the lining of a false bottom on his suitcase.
Babafemi identified the 40-year-old suspect as hailing from Ikpoba Okha Local Government, Edo.
According to him, Odeh was arrested at the departure lounge of the NAIA during an outward clearance of Ethiopian aircraft 911 en route Addis Ababa to Italy.
“The suspect claimed he has been living in Italy since 2015, when he got into the country through Libya.
“He also claimed to be a labourer in Italy but came to Nigeria over two weeks ago to his family and also use same opportunity to buy foodstuffs to sell on his return to Italy.
“The suspect however denied having knowledge of how the drug found its way into his bag adding that he bought the suitcase from a second hand material open market in Lagos,” he said.
He further revealed that the case had already been filed against the suspect, while investigations were ongoing to explore other leads, on the case,” NAN reports.