Drug Trafficker Excretes 97 Wraps Of Cocaine At Lagos Airport | TimeTestedNews

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A 47-year-old drug trafficker, Chigbogu Ernest Obiora has been arrested by op­eratives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), at the Murtala Mu­hammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

In a communique signed by Femi Babafemi, Director, Me­dia & Advocacy, NDLEA Head­quarters, Abuja, it was stated that Obiora was subsequently put under observation during which he has so far excreted 97 wraps of substances that tested positive to cocaine with a total weight of 1.55kilogramme and a street value of N360million.

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He was arrested at about 1:16pm on Sunday 25th April, 2021 during the inward clear­ance of Ethiopian Airline. He had arrived Lagos on board the airline from Entebbe, Uganda via Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.

According to the Command­er, MMIA Command of the an­ti-drug law enforcement agency, Ahmadu Garba, “Obiora was intercepted in the E-arrival hall of the airport by the operatives of NDLEA on the suspicion that he ingested drug substance. The suspect was taken for body machine scan and the result was positive for ingestion of substance suspected to be illicit drug. The suspect was promptly moved to the NDLEA excretion/ observa­tion facility.”

Barely an hour after he was ar­rested, Obiora ex­creted 31 wraps of cocaine weighing 500grammes and another 47 wraps (750grammes) in the evening of same day while 19 wraps (300grammes) were excreted the follow­ing day, Monday 26th April, bringing the total to 97 wraps, that is, 1.55kg.

Under interroga­tion, Obiora claimed he was promised $1,500 if he successful­ly trafficked the drug. He said he opted for the ‘deal’ because he needed money. “I did it so that I will be capable of feeding my family. I was living in Madagas­car but due to the COVID-19 and the lockdown in the country, I couldn’t go back to my place of work. There was a time I started lacking money to feed my fam­ily and to pay my children’s school fees and the worst part of it is to pay my rent. So, I de­cided to take the option to do it.”

He said he never knew he could be arrested while stating that he has never met the real owner of the drug. “I don’t know him, they contacted me on phone and asked if I can do the business,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, in continua­tion of efforts to dismantle all drug spots in Ondo State, the state Command of the Agency has raided two joints, arrested two dealers and seized 80.2kilogrammes of skuchies, while four hectares of cannabis farms were destroyed in Eleyewo area of Akure south local government.

The acting Commander of the Agency in the state, Callys Alumona said a lady, 31-year-old Ibukunoluwa Kemi and a 25-year-old young man, Oluwaseun Sunday were arrested with 78kg and 2.2kg of skuchies respectively. Both were nabbed in different areas of Akure south in the state capital.

Chairman/Chief Exec­utive of the NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commend­ed the officers and men of the MMIA and Ondo State Com­mands of the Agency for the sei­zures and arrests. He charged them and those in other Com­mands across the country not to rest on their oars in the re­newed efforts to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.