NDLEA arrests father of four with 20.75kg black liquid cocaine in Abuja
Written by on March 21, 2022
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 52-year-old father of four, Okeke Adolphus Anayochukwu, with black liquid cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA).
Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said this was the first time such has happened.
Babafemi said Okeke, who claimed to be a businessman, was arrested with 20.75 kilograms of black liquid cocaine on Tuesday 15th March upon his arrival at the Abuja airport onboard Qatar Airways flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha, Qatar to Abuja.
He said the liquid was discovered upon search of his two luggage stuffed with six smaller bags containing 32-makeup mascara, which tested positive for cocaine.
children 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 Two Million (N2, 000,000) Naira at a drinking joint in Brazil,” the Agency’s spokesman said.
He added that in other operations across the country, different quantities of various drugs were recovered from suspects.
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.
“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. “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 NAIA, Kaduna, Anambra and Ogun state Commands of the Agency for their vigilance and diligence, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) charged them and their counterparts across the country to always remain steps ahead of the tricks of drug traffickers and the barons