NDLEA arrests kingpin for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine at Abuja airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested one Ibeh Kenneth Ejike, a narcotrafficker at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi in a statement said the 41-year-old suspect who was arrested on Wednesday, 25th August 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of an illicit substance.

The suspect reportedly imports clothes for sale and hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State. excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms.

Also, NDLE A arrested a Lagos based drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie, following the interception of 4.15kilograms of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on 13th August.

The drug was concealed in tins of tomato branded ‘sunripe’ and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK.

Babafemi said although the freight company’s driver was initially arrested, follow up investigations and subsequent sting operations led to the arrest of the kingpin behind the consignment, Eze Celestine Okorie, at his Coker, Surulere, Lagos home on Wednesday 25th August 2021. He hails from Isu village in Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.

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