NDLEA Arrests Man After Swallowing 44Wraps Of Cocaine
One Okechukwu Kingsley Ajaero believed to be a fashion designer, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over allegations of unlawful importation and possession of 44 wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine, weighing 850 grammes.
The Abia State indigene, 29, was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos during an inward screening of passengers on a Qatar Airline flight arriving from Sao Paulo.
On interrogation by the NDLEA, he said, “I am a fashion designer by profession. I went to Brazil two years ago in search of better working conditions. This is my first time of trafficking in drugs and I got involved through friends. I was expecting 30,000 Euros as my profit.
“My business partner was to collect the drug from me while on transit in Qatar but he failed to show-up. I was compelled to come to Nigeria with the drugs but I excreted 30 on board the aircraft.”
NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Ahmadu Giade, said the Agency will continue to pay attention to passengers coming from Brazil.
“Those who seek to enrich themselves through drug trafficking shall be arrested and prosecuted,” he added.
Speaking further, he said, “Brazil is a source country for cocaine and we shall continue to beam our searchlight on this route.