The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 29 year old fashion designer for excreting 44 wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine, weighing 850 grammes.
The suspect, identified as Okechukwu Kingsley Ajaero, was arrested at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, during the inward screening of passengers on a Qatar Airline flight arriving from Sao Paulo.
During interrogation, Okechukwu said: “I am a fashion designer by profession. I went to Brazil two years ago in search of better working conditions. This is my first time of trafficking in drugs and I got involved through friends. I was expecting 30,000 Euros as my profit. My business partner was to collect the drug from me while on transit in Qatar but he failed to show-up. I was compelled to come to Nigeria with the drugs but I excreted 30 on board the aircraft.”
The NDLEA Chairman, Ahmadu Giade said the agency will continue to pay close attention to passengers coming from Brazil, adding that the country is a source for cocaine.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA in Edo state has arrested about 108 persons over alleged Indian hemp cultivation and trafficking.