Two suspected drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed
International Airport (MMIA) Lagos state during the screening of
passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight to Hong Kong and Egypt Airline
flight to Athens have been arrested.
A statement the NDLEA commander at the Lagos
airport, Ahmadu Garba, says one of the suspects, 37 year old Achebe
Chucks who is an importer of electronics, excreted forty-five (45) wraps
of cocaine he ingested weighing 935 grammes while the other suspect, 43
year old Ndukwe Daniel who lives in Athens, excreted five (5) wraps of
cocaine weighing 215 grammes.
“Both suspects tested positive for narcotic ingestion and while under
observation, they expelled wraps of cocaine which they had wanted to
smuggle out of the country. The suspects are currently under
investigation” Ahmadu said in his statement.
While confessing to the crime, Achebe Chuks David who hails from Anambra
state, said he was promised N5million if he successfully trafficked the
“I sell electronics at Alaba market. This is my first time of dealing in
drugs. My friend in Hong Kong introduced me to cocaine smuggling. He
sent the drug to me at Alaba a young man. The cocaine was in a black
polythene bag containing plantain and pineapples. I swallowed the 45
wraps in my toilet without my wife’s knowledge. I was promised the sum
of five million naira which I had wanted to use in importing
electronics. At the airport, they told me that scanning machine has
indicated that I have drugs on me. That was how I was arrested”.
The other suspected while confessing to the crime, said he was promised N250 million.
“I have lived in Athens for over a decade. I lost my job last year and
things have been very bad financially. I came to Nigeria to visit my
wife and two children. I had no plan to smuggle drugs until a friend
called me from Athens that I should bring five wraps of cocaine. Since
it is only five wraps I felt it will be an easy task. He sent someone to
give me the wraps in Umuahia. I inserted the five wraps in my anus in
Lagos but the scanning machine was able to detect it. I feel very sad”
Daniel who hails from Abia said.
source: L.I blogs