BEVERLY HILLS, February 18, (THEWILL) – A 49-year-old man, Tochukwu Nwafor, has been nabbed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for ingesting 73 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.699kg.
According to the agency’s spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, the suspect, an Anambra State indigene and father of five, was on his way to Dubai, when he was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja during a routine check on the passengers of an Ethiopian Airline flight.
When the suspect was discovered to have ingested drugs, he was put on observation. While under observation, he excreted 73 wraps of cocaine that weighed 1.699kgs.
Nwafor in his statement confessed that he was offered N1.5m to smuggle the drugs to Dubai saying he got involved in the Drug Smuggling business because of economic hardship.
Chairman of the NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd.), called on members of the public to avoid falling into the trap of drug cartels who deceive them into thinking drug smuggling is very easy.
“They offer them money to smuggle drugs but will not tell them they will be caught in the process,” he declared.
“Unfortunately, most drug couriers only understand that they are being used when they have been caught.”