September 19, 2021

Importer excretes 87 cocaine wraps at Abuja airport

Importer excretes 87 cocaine wraps at Abuja airport..

A suspected narcotic trafficker, Ibeh Ejike, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after allegedly ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

According to the NDLEA, the 41-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa.

A statement in Abuja on Sunday by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said Ejike was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive for ingestion of an illicit substance.

He said while under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilogrammes.

Ibeh, who imports cloths for sale, hails from Owerri Zikeala village, in the Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State.

In another development, a suspected drug dealer, Eze Okorie, has been arrested following the interception of 4.15kg of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom, at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on August 13.

“The drug was concealed in tins of tomato branded ‘Sunripe’ and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK.

“Though the freight company’s driver was initially arrested, follow-up investigations and a subsequent sting operation led to the arrest of the kingpin behind the consignment, Eze Celestine Okorie, at his Coker, Surulere, Lagos home on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. He hails from Isu village in the Onicha LGA, Ebonyi state”, Babafemi added.

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