Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, have discovered one hundred and ninety-three (193) wraps of cocaine inside a passenger sucks.
The cocaine with a total weight of 3.4kgs was detected during routine screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai.
According to a statement by the NDLEA c,ommander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba, who gave the name of the suspect as Maduewesi Ugochukwu Samuel, declared:
“During screening of passengers at the arrival hall, officers noticed that he had some items attached to his legs. It was cleverly done but not good enough to escape our notice.
“When his socks was pulled down, suspected wraps of narcotics found to be cocaine fell down on the floor. He was immediately arrested and taken for further investigation.”
The suspect who is a commercial bus driver told narcotic investigators that he wanted to quit driving for supply of electrical appliances saying:
“I am a commercial bus driver in Lagos. I am from Anambra State. My friend who lives outside the country introduced me into drug trafficking.
“He promised to help me with capital to start my business but after sponsoring my trip to Dubai, he told me to smuggle drugs to Nigeria. I was instructed to conceal the drugs in my sucks and that it will not be detected.” They also offered to pay me the sum of eight hundred thousand naira for safe delivery of the drug. I had wanted to start a supply business in electrical appliances but I am regretting my action because my wife is all alone while I am in NDLEA custody.
“This is her first pregnancy and she needs my attention. This is my greatest concern,” Samuel stated.