Paris Bound Businessman Excretes 93 Pellets of Heroin at Abuja Airport
A forty year old Businessman, Cherif Egbo has excreted substance suspected to be heroin at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The suspect, according to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), excreted 93 wraps of the substance last October 14, while about to board an Air France Flight to Paris.
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday said NDLEA body scanner discovered the suspect had wraps of a substance in his stomach.
Babafemi said the suspect was placed under an observation by NDLEA and he later exerted 2.2 kilograms of the substance.
The NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in a statement issued on Sunday, stated that the suspect claimed he works at a chicken hatchery farm in Madrid, Spain, and is also into drug trafficking business.
Babafemi also announced that the NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO imports shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos, on Monday 16th October, seized a consignment of 10 cartons containing 500,000 pills of tramadol 225mg branded as tapentadol.
He explained that the cargo, which was shipped from India through Qatar Airways with airwaybill number MAWB 319-01227236 was purported to be a transit cargo to Monrovia, Liberia.
Babafemi said the lid was blown open through partnership and real time intelligence sharing mechanisms between NDLEA and its Liberian counterpart.
The spokesperson also announced other seizures made by the Agency.
He said, “Attempt by an intending passenger to Muscat, Oman on Qatar Airways, Ngene Chinecherem Oscar, to export 11.100kgs of skunk and 600grams of tramadol concealed in foodstuffs through the Lagos airport was thwarted by NDLEA officers who arrested him and seized the illicit substances.
“In another operation, NDLEA officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigations, DOGI, attached to courier companies on Sunday 15th October intercepted 1kg methamphetamine concealed in containers of body cream going to New Zealand as well as another consignment of 2.5kgs cocaine and phenacetin hidden in walls of a carton heading to Saudi Arabia.
“Two more seizures: 112grams of Dimethyl Sulfone and 583grams of Cocaine and phenacetin were made at another courier company in Lagos on Wednesday 18th October. While the Dimethyl Sulfone was concealed in the hollow of a motor driving shaft going to New Zealand, the consignment of Cocaine and phenacetin was packed into a bottle of body cream heading to Saudi Arabia.
“In Imo State, operatives on Sunday 15th October intercepted a Mercedes Benz container truck marked ABN 418 YN parked in an isolated area along Owerri – Onitsha Expressway. A search of the abandoned truck led to the recovery of 168 bags of skunk weighing 1, 854 kilograms.