Today 2 December, 2021

Man arrested with cocaine worth N2.7 billion at International Airport

One Mr Maduabuchi Chinedu, a drug trafficker based in Liberia, has been arrested at abuja Airport by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA] for trafficking cocaine worth 2.7 billion naira

According to NDLEA spokesperson, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement released on Thursday in Abuja, he said the 32-year-old drug trafficker who is based in Liberia, was arrested with the consignment at the Airport.

He further explained that the suspect who hailed from Obaha Okigwe village, Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state, lived in Liberia where he worked as a miner.

He said the suspect was arrested during an inward joint search of Ethiopian Airlines flight 911 at the Abuja airport on Nov. 24.

He said the drug, which weighed 9.30kg cocaine, was wrapped in candies wraps and concealed in the suspect’s luggage.

According to him, during his preliminary interview, Chinedu claimed he left Nigeria in 2018 to settle in Liberia where he now has a residence permit.
He, however, added that economic pressure and the need to raise money to treat his mother for an eye problem led him to seek help from a friend in Liberia,” said the statement

Babafemi in his statement also commended the officers and men of the NDLEA Command of the Agency for their vigilance and promptness in working in synergy with other security agencies at the Airport.

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