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A Ghanaian and two Nigerians were arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja and Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu.
A statement from the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abuja yesterday said the suspects were arrested for trafficking in total 9.953 kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine.
One of the suspects, Uzoh Ndubuisi Johnson, was arrested last Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. during an Ethiopian Airlines passenger arrival check in the arrivals hall of the airport.
Uzoh, who arrived from Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was arrested with cocaine, which weighed 6.7 kilograms.
In an interview with narcotics officers, Uzoh said he received the shipment from his Brazil-based facilitator for which he would be paid 3 million Naira upon successful delivery to someone in Nigeria.
Similarly, another trafficker, Udeh Charley, 53, was arrested at Enugu airport for ingesting 72 envelopes of cocaine weighing 1.253 kilograms.
He was arrested on December 4 while screening Ethiopian Airlines passengers on their way to Rome, Italy, via Addis Ababa.
In police custody, he claimed that he was allegedly paid € 4,000 for the successful delivery of the drugs to Italy where he has lived for over 20 years.
He attributed his decision to go into the drug business to the decline in his business due to COVID-19.
At the same time, another trafficker, John Kadja, 25, whose father is from Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana and Nsukka’s mother,
Enugu State was arrested on December 3 with two kilograms of methamphetamine during a Qatar Airways exit clearance from Abuja to Doha in the departure control area of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
A search of his bag showed that the drugs were concealed in a false bottom of his checked baggage.
He said he was going to Doha to work as a laborer.
In Onuoha Friday, 43, in Onuoha Friday, 43, was arrested last Friday along the Lagos-Benin highway with one million tramadol capsules while in two major arrests in Anambra state, a total of 238,973 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were recovered.
On Friday, December 3, NDLEA members pulled over a truck on the Onitsha Main Bridge heading to Delta State.
During the search, various amounts of codeine, tramadol, diazepam and rohypnol were recovered from the vehicle and its driver, Obinna Obinwa, was arrested.
Likewise, last Wednesday, the agency’s Onitsha Head Bridge patrol team pulled over another truck heading to Delta with varying amounts of assorted illicit drugs while the driver, Lucky James, was also arrested. .
In the Delta, raids and follow-up operations in parts of the state last Friday led to the arrests of Abdulkarim Shiabu, 17, and Lawal Saidu, 23, both from the Republic of Niger and four other different people. amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol and cannabis.
Other people arrested include: Precious Oghenegwoke; Love Omukoro; Uche Godwin and Uti Harrison.
In Kogi, Adam Salaudeen was arrested in the Ogori Magongo region of the state with 214.7 kg of Cannabis sativa.