Brazil-returnee nabbed with cocaine concealed in pants at Lagos airport

A passenger on Qatar Airways flight from GRU in Brazil, Udogwu Johnson was on Friday arrested at the ‘D’ arrival hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, with nine wraps of cocaine weighing 300 grams in his pants.

Also, an Uber driver and two other suspected traffickers have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency with different quantities of cocaine at the airport.

The Uber driver, Lawal Rasheed, was said to have been arrested at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, when he brought a consignment from his client to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

A statement on Sunday by the Director of Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said when the package was searched, 150 grams of cocaine concealed inside two pieces of air freshener were discovered and a follow-up operation the following day led to the arrest of Egbo Maduka in his residence.

“Investigations have so far confirmed that Egbo is behind the two seizures of 50 grams of cocaine in hair attachment and another 150 grams of cocaine concealed in air freshener, heading for Malabo. The seizures were made on June 4 and 8, 2021, respectively,” Babafemi said.



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