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NDLEA Intercepts Cocaine Worth Over N2.7bn At Abuja Airport

NDLEA Intercepts Cocaine Worth Over N2.7bn At Abuja Airport

According to CHANNELS TV, a 32-year-old drug trafficker based in Liberia, Maduabuchi Chinedu, has been arrested with cocaine worth over N2.7 billion. Information Guide Nigeria

The 32-year-old drug trafficker was caught at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

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According to reports, the suspect was arrested during an inward joint search of Ethiopian Airlines flight 911 with 9.30kg cocaine with each pellet wrapped in candies wraps and concealed in his luggage.

CHANNELS TV reports that the suspect, Chinedu who hails from Obaha Okigwe village in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state, lives in Liberia where he works as a miner.

Maduabuchi during his preliminary interview claimed that he left Nigeria in 2018 to settle in Liberia and added that the need to raise money to treat his mother for an eye problem, coupled with economic pressure led him to seek help from a friend in Liberia.

He revealed that the friend introduced him to another friend resident in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who eventually gave him the drug to deliver in Abuja for a fee of N1 million.

CHANNELS TV reports that Maduabuchi said he was supposed to deliver the drugs to Ivory Coast but was told to deliver it in Nigeria at the last minute.

The Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of the NAIA Command of the agency for their vigilance and working in synergy with other security agencies at the airport. Jamb Result

Marwa admonished colleagues in other commands to always remain two steps ahead of merchants of death who are getting more desperate to make money at the expense of the image of Nigeria.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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