Monday, August 30, 2021

Man swallows 87 wraps of cocaine

 A suspected drug trafficker, Ibeh Kenneth Ejike, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for allegedly ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

The Nation

Spokesman of the agency Femi Babafemi said in a statement in Abuja yesterday that the 41-year-old suspect was arrested on August 25 upon arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali, Rwanda via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The suspect was taken in upon arrival for secondary check during which he allegedly tested positive to ingestion of illicit substances.

According to the statement, while under observation, he excreted 87 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.884kg.

Ibeh, who imports cloths for sale, hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State, the statement said.

Babafemi also said a Lagos-based drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie, was arrested following the interception of 4.15kg of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on August 13.

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