A 46-year-old man has been arrested by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for inserting 225 grammes of cocaine in his anus.
The suspect, Tochukwu Prosper was to board an Air France flight to Paris, France, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, when he tested positive for narcotics. Also arrested were Idehen Prince Henry and Ilemena Chinedu Peter who were caught with 915 grammes and 1.225 kilogrammes of cocaine respectively on arrival from Brazil on an Emirates flight.
According to the NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, “Tochukwu Prosper, who was going to Paris, inserted 225 grammes in his anus. Two other suspects coming from Brazil, Idehen Prince Henry, ingested 56 wraps weighing 915 grammes and Ilemena Chinedu Peter concealed 1.225kg of cocaine. The total weight of the drugs seized from the suspects is 2.365kg.”
Speaking on what made him go into traficking, the 46-year-old auto parts dealer, who said that he would have been paid $1,500, said: “I was drinking with friends when I heard them talking about drugs. I actually volunteered to smuggle drugs because of my financial situation. They agreed to pay me $1,500 because it was only three wraps weighing 225 grammes. I am from a poor home.”