NDLEA Recovers 4kg Cocaine Soaked In Towels

NDLEA has recovered four kilograms of cocaine soaked in towels from a Brazil returnee.

Its spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi, stated in Abuja on Sunday that the drugs were intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

“The move by a Brazil returnee, Ejike Iroegbute, 46, to smuggle 4kg cocaine soaked in towels stuffed in his hand luggage into Nigeria was foiled.

“This was upon his arrival on a Qatar Airline flight from Brazil through Doha to Abuja,’’ he stated.

He added that NDLEA also intercepted 25 parcels of “Loud’’ variant of India hemp weighing 5kg and concealed in assorted luggage at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc. import shed at the Lagos airport.

The cargo, comprising clothes, cereals, baby toys, drinks, and a set of two big loudspeakers was intercepted on arrival from Johannesburg on a Nigerian air carrier.

Babafemi stated also that NDLEA operatives intercepted a carton of food items at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc. (SAHCO) shed at the Lagos airport.

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