One of the drug peddlers, Okwuma, in his confession before newsmen at MMIA, said, “I live in Sao Paulo with my wife and child. I work in a supermarket but my salary is not sufficient to take care of my family. The man that gave me the drugs is like a father to me.
“He usually renders me financial assistance. He was the one that bought my ticket and gave me the $3,000. I was very happy for the gesture.
Confirming the arrests, the NDLEA Commander at the airport, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, said, “Okwuma took off from Guarulhos International Airport Sao Paulo, Brazil on a South African Airways flight through Johannesburg to Lagos.
“Okwuma was found in possession of 3.4kg of cocaine hidden inside wooden frames, while Nwajagu Chidiebere was found with 3.2kg of cocaine hidden inside packs of Irish whiskey.
“The drug has an estimated street value of N59m.