July 18, 2013

NDLEA arrests 2 with 2.615kg cocaine in ceramics, buttons at MMIA


LAGOS — Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Thursday, arrested two suspected drug traffickers for illegal importation of 2.615 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed inside ceramics meant for interior decoration as well as buttons from Brazil at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos.

The suspects, Mr. Ogbonna Chukwuemeka, 38, and Mr. Otum Godgive Osondu, 45, were arrested when officers of the anti-narcotics agency discovered the cocaine after breaking the ceramic ornaments imported by the suspects and subsequently arrested them.

The suspects, however, stressed that they got involved in the illegal importation of hard drugs because they were offered huge sum of money that they could not resist.

Speaking on the arrest, NDLEA Airport Commander, Hamza Umar said the suspects concealed the cocaine in their luggage on their way from Brazil.