NDLEA arrest man with 73 sachets of 8.15kg cocaine in Port-Harcourt The Informant247

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a Brazil returnee, Agbasi Prosper Chux, with 105 parcels of cocaine.

They were concealed in candies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on Christmas Day at the D arrival hall of the MMIA during inward clearance of passengers from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha on Qatar Airways.

Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said nothing incriminating was found during an initial search of the suspect’s two checked-in bags, but after taking a second look at the duty-free shopping nylon bags containing packs of candies he was holding in his hands.

Babafemi said: “A thorough examination of the duty-free shopping bags revealed the packs of candies inside were actually used to conceal 105 parcels of cocaine weighing 2.8 kilograms and 43 grams of cannabis.

“Preliminary test conducted on a plastic bottle of body lotion also found in possession of the suspect also tested positive to cocaine with a total weight of 472 grams.

“Married to a Brazilian lady with a daughter, Prosper who claimed to be into clothing business in Brazil was hoping to sell the drug in Enugu, his state.”

Meanwhile, The agency also said three other traffickers were arrested by operatives with a total of 256 kilograms of illicit substances.

The drugs were seized from them during interdiction operations in Kwara, Kogi and Niger states in the past week.

“While a team of NDLEA officers on stop and search duty along Ilorin- Jebba highway on December 26 arrested a suspect, Idris Saeed, 19, with 60 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 30kgs, their colleagues in Niger on similar operation along Jebba-Mokwa road also recovered 240 blocks of the same substance weighing 168 kilograms, from multi-colour sacks loaded in a Peugeot J5 bus, with registration number MAG 146 XA, coming from Lagos and going to Kano for delivery.

“In Kogi, operatives intercepted a truck coming from Onitsha, Anambra State to Maiduguri, Borno along Okene-Abuja highway where 9,900 ampoules of pentazocine injection (42kgs) were recovered.

“In the same vein, a suspect, Ibrahim Jibril, 20, was arrested on the same route with 40 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 16kgs coming from Lagos to Jigawa in a Toyota Hiace commercial bus on December 27.”

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