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Man arrested with 20.75kg of black liquid cocaine in Abuja airport

A 52-year-old father of four, Okeke Adolphus Anayochukwu, has been arrested with black liquid cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

Okeke was arrested with 20.75 kilograms of black liquid cocaine on Tuesday 15th March upon his arrival at the Abuja airport on board Qatar Airways flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, through Doha, Qatar.

The liquid was discovered upon searching his two luggage stuffed with six smaller bags containing 32-makeup mascara, which tested positive for cocaine.

The indigene of Oraifite in Akwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State claimed he is a businessman dealing in children’s wares before delving into the illicit drug business. He claimed he met the person who gave him the consignment to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of N2 million at a drinking joint in Brazil.

In other operations across the country, different quantities of various drugs were recovered from suspects. Three persons: Tony Samson, Paul Adamu, and Reuben Waziri, were arrested in Kaduna on Friday 18th March with 18,380 tablets of Tramadol, and 12,500 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 tablets.

In Anambra, NDLEA operatives on Thursday 17th March intercepted a bus with reg. No AGU 460 ZW, at Obosi bridge heading to Aba, Abia state from Onitsha. Upon search, seven and a half jumbo sacks of cannabis weighing 362kg were recovered while the driver, Ifeanyi Anyamele admitted to being the owner of the drug exhibits.

The previous day, Wednesday 16th March, narcotic officers in Ogun State recovered 865.2kg of cannabis sativa around Otapele-Obada road in Imeko-Afon LGA. The consignment was brought in from the Benin Republic on motorbikes for onward transportation to Lagos and Abeokuta. The same day, operatives in the state arrested Bello Ibrahim, 38, with 312.4kg of cannabis sativa at Ogere tollgate, Ikenne LGA.

While commending officers and men of the Abuja airport, Kaduna, Anambra and Ogun state commands of the agency for their vigilance and diligence, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd), charged them and their counterparts across the country to always remain steps ahead of the tricks of drug traffickers and barons.

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