The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday, revealed it discovered over 100 parcels of cocaine from a Brazilian returnee at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.
The suspect, Akudirinwa Hilary Uchenna who hails from Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State, carefully concealed the cocaine in eight children’s duvets all the way from Brazil to Nigeria, where the NDLEA operatives finally intercepted him.
“During preliminary interview, Uchenna who claimed to be a carpenter confessed that he was to be paid N5million for trafficking the drug after successfully delivering the consignment in Lagos,” the statement read.
NDLEA added that a few other persons were similarly caught carrying hard drugs at different locations within the same time frame.
“In a related development, big pellets of skunk concealed in detergent containers have been intercepted at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu. A 37-year-old South African returnee, Ezekwesili Afamefune brought in the consignment weighing 730grams aboard Ethiopian Airline flight from Johannesburg, South Africa via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ezekwesili is from Awka south local government area of Anambra state.
“In Edo state, a 24-year-old drug dealer Christian John was arrested by NDLEA operatives in Egbeta, Ovia North East LGA for selling assorted illicit drugs which include sachets of drugged Milo beverage, cannabis sativa, swinol and tramadol tablets, while in Zamfara state, one Chibuzor Uba, 30, was arrested on Friday 8th April with 1,955 ampules of pentazocine at Kaura Namoda area of Zamfara state.
“A cross-border drug trafficker, Stanley Chibuzor, 21, was on Friday 8th April arrested by officers of the Marine Unit of NDLEA stationed at Oron beach, Oron, Akwa Ibom state. The suspect who hails from Ihiala, Anambra state was nabbed with 11,190 tablets of Tramadol during the outward clearance of passengers traveling to Cameroon.
“In Ondo state, a drug dealer who produces and sells skuchies, Oluwaseun Agboola, 25, was arrested on Thursday 7th April, at his Igoba, Second Gate, Akure residence where 73 bottles of skuchies weighing 77kg stocked in his kitchen were recovered. Skuchies are usually a mixture of Tramadol, Cannabis sativa, Codeine, Black Currant (popularly called Zobo) and water.
An early morning raid in the notorious Akala, Mushin area of the state on Saturday April 9 led to the confiscation of 746.25 kilograms of cannabis.
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