NDLEA apprehends suspect with cocaine hidden in wooden frames


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two drug traffickers, Michael Okwuma and Chidiebere Nwajagu, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos state.

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.

“He also gave me a bag containing children’s clothes and wooden frames to take to Nigeria. When I got to Lagos, NDLEA officers opened the bag and found the cocaine,” Okwuma added.

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.

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“Nwajagu Chidiebere also left Brazil on an Emirates flight through United Arab Emirates 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.

“Both suspects will soon be charged to court,” the NDLEA boss added.

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