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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 30 August 2021


Importer excretes 87 cocaine wraps at Abuja airport

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A suspected narcotics trafficker, Ibeh Ejike, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after allegedly ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

According to the NDLEA, the 41-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, upon his arrival onboard an Ethiopian airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa.

A statement in Abuja on Sunday by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said Ejike was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive for ingestion of an illicit substance.

He said while under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilogrammes.

Ibeh, who imports clothes for sale, hails from Owerri Zikeala village, in the Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State.