A man identified as Ibeh Kenneth Ejike has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.
Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy of NDLEA, revealed this in a statement on Sunday, August 29 saying that the 41-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday, 25th August 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa.
“He was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of the illicit substance. While under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms. Ibeh who imports clothes for sale hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State,”
There has been a raid drug joints continued across the states in the last week. In Abuja, operatives of the FCT Command of the Agency also intercepted a Hiace bus conveying bags of cannabis, and 30 parcels of skunk, cumulatively weighing 310kilograms along Abaji-Gwagwalada expressway, where another 32kg of Tramadol was equally seized same day.
While in Anambra state, operatives also raided the Onitsha main market, Marine Line on Thursday 26th August with the support of soldiers. Recovered during the raid include: 50kg of cannabis; 150grams of meth and 27.6grams of cocaine. One of the dealers, Moses Obiahu was arrested.