Two Drug Dealers Excrete 165 Cocaine Wraps in NDLEA Custody | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Agency seizes 2,293 kg of substances and cash in Rivers, Ogun and Enugu raids
• Intercepts shipments to Australia, China, Qatar, Ireland and Thailand

A 53-year-old drug trafficker, Elvis Uche Iro and 42-year-old Uwaezuoke Ikenna Christian excreted a total of 165 wraps of cocaine after their arrest at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja by National Law Officers on drugs. Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for ingesting the illicit drug.

The duo excreted the drugs while under observation in agency custody. Iro, a father of four, from Abiriba, Ohafia Local Council of Abia State, was arrested on Saturday March 19 when he arrived on an Ethiopian Airline flight from Addis -Abeba for ingesting 65 cocaine pellets weighing 1.376 kg.

Agency spokesman Femi Babafemi said in an introductory interview yesterday that Iro claimed he was an interior designer but had to get into the drug trade because he needed money to start a coffee business, take care of his family and his stock. her newly acquired shop with curtain materials/accessories in Lagos.

He claimed he would have been paid $1,000 upon successful delivery of the drug to Abuja. Christian, 42, who was on the same flight, was arrested on arrival for ingesting 100 cocaine pellets with a total weight of 2.243 kg.

Christian, originally from Ojoto, Idemili South Local Council of Anambra State, claimed he was a businessman selling children’s clothes before venturing into drug dealing.

In a preliminary interview, he said he traveled to Addis Ababa on Thursday March 17 to buy the drugs for $10,000 and returned on Saturday March 19, when he was arrested.

He said he sold his land in his village and took out loans from friends to raise money to buy the medicine. Christian also claimed he had to do drugs to raise money for his business after he was duped out of $15,000 by his friend who lives in China.

In a related development, Narcotics Officers from the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations (DOGI) intercepted significant amounts of packaged methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis sativa for export to Australia, China, Qatar , Ireland and Thailand through select courier companies in Lagos.

While 2.9 kg of methamphetamine in black soap and toner machine packages destined for Australia and Qatar were intercepted; 600 grams of cocaine concealed in school certificates and files destined for Australia and Thailand were also seized.

According to Babafemi, no less than 25.5 kg of cannabis concealed in packets of Dudu Osun soap and boxes of palm fruit extracts (banga) destined for China and Ireland were also seized from a company courier in Lagos.

In addition, counter-narcotics officers recovered 2,293.324 kilograms of various illicit drugs during major raids in Ogun, Rivers and Enugu states last week.

In Rivers on Thursday March 24, officers raided the infamous Abuja waterfront in the city of Port Harcourt following tips from arrested suspects about their water sources.

Three suspects, namely; Larry Samuel; Mark James and Happiness Joseph were arrested at the drug center with 339.524 kg of cannabis sativa, methamphetamine and tramadol seized and N791, 100 cash recovered, while another Uduak area drug trafficker Paul Emmanuel is still free.

In Ogun, a 30-year-old lady, Peace Egidigbo, was arrested with 1863 kg of cannabis sativa in Mowe, Owode/Owode Local Council on Wednesday March 23, while no less than 150 blocks of cannabis weighing 90,800 kg were seized from the hold of a bus belonging to a transport company along the Orji River via the Onitsha Express route in Enugu State.

In his reaction, NDLEA President/CEO Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retired) commended the officers and men of the NAIA, DOGI, Rivers, Ogun and Enugu commands for their diligence and vigilance. He instructed them to always strive to raise the bar in their operational exploits.

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