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NDLEA arrests Ghanaian, 2 Nigerians in possession of cocaine

December 12, 2021

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday, said it has arrested a Ghanaian and two Nigerians at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja over possession of illicit drugs

The operatives disclosed in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi that it arrested one Uzoh Johnson on Wednesday, December 8, at about 5.30pm during an inward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers at the Arrival Hall of the Akanu Ibiam Airport.

He said Johnson, who arrived from Brazil via Addis Ababa, was arrested with clothes stuffed with cocaine, which has a gross weight of 6.7kgs.

Femi said during the interview by narcotic officers, Uzoh said he was given the consignment by his enabler in Brazil for which he would be paid N3m upon successful delivery to someone in Nigeria.

The operatives also arrested another trafficker, 53-year-old Udeh Charley at the Enugu airport for ingesting 72 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.253kgs.

Charley was arrested on Friday, December 3 during outward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers going to Rome, via Addis Ababa.

He claimed he would have been paid 4,000 Euros on the successful delivery of the drugs in Italy where he has been living for more than 20 years.

He said his decision to engage in the ignominious trade was due to the downward turn of his business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the same vein, another trafficker, 25-year-old John Kadja, whose father was from Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana and mother from Nsukka, Enugu State was arrested on Friday, December 3.

He concealed the exhibit in a false bottom of the suspects’ checked-in luggage.

The suspect was arrested with two kilograms of Methamphetamine during an outward clearance of Qatar Airways from Abuja to Doha.

NDLEA officials arrested a 43-year-old Onuoha Friday, with one million capsules of Tramadol on December 10 along the Lagos-Benin expressway.

Babafemi said officers of the agency also had two major arrests in Anambra, where 238.973kgs of assorted illicit drugs were recovered.

He said that the NDLEA operatives intercepted a truck conveying the illicit drugs at the Onitsha head bridge heading to Delta on December 3.

NDLEA arrests Ghanaian, 2 Nigerians in possession of cocaine

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