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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos said it discovered cocaine hidden inside the boxer shorts and luggage of a passenger, Okonkwo Godwin, 57, an importer of jewellery. It also arrested one Nnaemeka David Chinedu, an auto part dealer for a haul of heroine. Chinedu allegedly ingested…”
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April 1, 2017 7:38 pm

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos said it discovered cocaine hidden inside the boxer shorts and luggage of a passenger, Okonkwo Godwin, 57, an importer of jewellery.

It also arrested one Nnaemeka David Chinedu, an auto part dealer for a haul of heroine. Chinedu allegedly ingested 94 wraps of heroin.

NDLEA said that volume of heroine was one of the largest quantities of drugs ingested by a suspect at the Lagos airport lately.

The commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba said that the suspects arrived from Brazil and Uganda with cocaine and heroin respectively. 

“Two suspected drug traffickers are currently being interrogated for illegally importing narcotics into the country. Okonkwo Godwin was caught with one wrap of cocaine in his boxer shorts and another inside his bag all weighing 750 grammes. He was arrested during the inward screening of passengers on a South African Airline flight from Brazil while Nnaemeka David Chinedu was arrested for ingesting ninety-four wraps of heroin weighing 1.595kg during the screening of passengers on Rwand Airline from Uganda” Ahmadu stated. 

Okonkwo told NDLEA, “I am married with two children but I am in a terrible financial crisis. I used to import jewellery for sale at Trade Fair complex in Lagos and Onitsha main market. Things have changed so drastically that l even find it difficult to feed my family. This was what led me into drug trafficking. l was given two wraps of cocaine; one was hidden in my boxer shorts while the other was in my luggage. The agreement was for me to sell the drug and share the proceeds with my partner in Brazil” 

Chinedu also said, “I ingested drugs for N450, 000 naira because l was desperate. This is my first time of smuggling drugs. I have been selling auto parts in Lagos for the past 15 years but l must admit that things are very rough with me financially. I was paid to smuggle drugs from Uganda to make ends meet. 

NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) said that the agency would continue to disappoint the plans of drug traffickers who wish to make money from drug the illicit trade. 

“NDLEA is working very hard to intercept drugs at all entry points and also arrest every trafficker. Those who intend to enrich themselves with proceeds of drugs will end up in detention. The arrests so far made validates our resolve to address the problem of drug trafficking in the country”, he said.

The suspects will soon be charged to court.

Credit: This Day

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