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NDLEA intercepts N2.7b cocaine at Abuja airport (photos)

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NDLEA intercepts N2.7b cocaine at Abuja airport (photos)

A 32-year-old drug trafficker based mostly in Liberia, Maduabuchi Chinedu, has been arrested on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, NAIA, Abuja by operatives of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, NDLEA, with 9.30 kilograms of cocaine value over N2.7billion in road worth.

 

NDLEA intercepts N2.7b cocaine at Abuja airport (photos)

 

The suspect who hails from Obaha Okigwe village, Okigwe Native Authorities Space of Imo state, lives in Liberia the place he works as a miner. He was arrested throughout an inward joint search of Ethiopian Airways flight 911 on the Abuja airport on Wednesday twenty fourth November 2021 with 9.30kg cocaine with every pellet wrapped in candies wraps and hid in his baggage.

 

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Throughout his preliminary interview, Chinedu claimed he left Nigeria in 2018 to settle in Liberia the place he now has a residence allow. He nevertheless added that financial strain and the necessity to increase cash to deal with his mom for an eye fixed downside led him to hunt assist from a buddy in Liberia who launched him to a different buddy based mostly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who finally gave him the drug to ship in Abuja for a charge of N1million. He added that he was initially scheduled to ship the drug in Ivory Coast however was rerouted to Nigeria on the final minute.

 

Whereas commending the officers and males of the NAIA Command of the Company for his or her vigilance and dealing in synergy with different safety companies on the airport, Chairman/Chief Government of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them and their colleagues in different instructions to all the time stay two steps forward of retailers of dying who’re every day getting extra determined to earn cash on the expense of the picture of the nation and Nigerians’ wellbeing.

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