NDLEA intercepts 11.461kg cocaine in Lagos
THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday said it intercepted in Lagos 7.576 kilogrammes of white cocaine and 3.885 kilogrammes of crack cocaine being smuggled from Brazil.
The total weight of the drug is 11.461kg with an estimated street value of N57 million. The Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, who disclosed this yesterday in Lagos said: “One of the suspects Omoluonye Izuchukwu Simon was caught with both white and crack cocaine in tins weighing 7.785kg.
The crack cocaine weighed 3.885kg while the white weighed 3.900kg. Akubueze Kyrian Nonso, 28 years old had 1.110kg by the side of his luggage while Obidike Onodyer, 40 years old, ingested 11 wraps of cocaine weighing 0.485 grammes.
Others are Onyeabor Maduabuchukwu Friday, 35 years old found with 74 wraps weighing 1.256kg and Ifoh Emma, 37 years old, was caught with 34 wraps weighing 0.710 grammes.” He said that apart from Onyeabor who hails from Enugu State, other suspects are from Anambra State.
Omeluonye said that he wanted to invest the N1 million they promised him in business. Akubueze on his own said a friend gave him the bag containing the cocaine without his knowledge.
Besides, Obidike said he was paid N200,000 because he could only ingest 11 wraps of drugs. “Drug trafficking was my last option to free myself from the hash condition of living in Brazil.
Unfortunately, I could only swallow 11 wraps so I was paid 200,000 naira” he stated. He hails from Anambra State. Ifoh, who was full of regrets as he narrates what made him to get involved in drug trafficking, said: “I am a barber and I have lived in Brazil for two years.
I am married with two children. My only regret is the decision to travel to Brazil. It was the condition I found myself that made me to smuggle drugs.” The suspects will soon be charged to court.