• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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NDLEA arrests two with cocaine at Lagos airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two persons over drug trafficking at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

NDLEA spokesman, Mitchel Ofoyeju, said the two suspected drug traffickers tested positive for narcotic ingestion.

He said that one of the suspects inserted four wraps of cocaine weighing 210 grammes into his anus while another ingested 67 wraps also of cocaine weighing 1.085kg.

A total of 1.295kg of cocaine was found with both suspects.

According to the NDLEA airport commander, Hamza Umar, tension was high when one of the suspects, Onedigbo Chibueze Emmanuel, 28 years old going to Pakistan could not expel one wrap of cocaine.

“While Akwaeze Anthony successfully expelled all 67 wraps of cocaine he ingested without assistance, the case of Onedigbo Chibueze Emmanuel who inserted four wraps of cocaine into his anus was different. He was unable to expel one of the wraps until medical doctors came to his rescue. We were disturbed because his life was in danger”, Umar stated.