The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA) Abuja, has arrested a Tanzanian and four Nigerians in trafficking substances suspected to be ephedrine and cocaine weighing 30.673kilogramme
The NDLEA Airport Commander, Hamisu Lawan,who disclosed this yesterday explained that the Tanzanian was nabbed while attempting to smuggle 25kg of ephedrine to South Africa on a Kenya Airline flight while the other four suspects were apprehended with 5.673kg of cocaine during an inward screening of passengers on an Emirates Airline flight at NAA, Abuja.
Hamisu gave the names of the suspects to include; Sekwoa Morris Mackindoshi, caught with 25kg of ephedrine; Eneh Chinedu Innocent, found with 1.534kg of cocaine; Nzube-chukwu Amaizu John, who ingested 1.349kg of cocaine; Okafor Onyeka Obiajulu, found in possession of 1.642kg of cocaine; and Udechukwu Pascal Onyeka ,who was arrested with 1.148kg of cocaine.
According to him, “The Tanzanian was caught with 25kg of substance suspected to be ephedrine packed in thirteen sachets in a travelling bag. He was arrested during an outward security checks while intending to board Kenya Airline flight through Nairobi to Johannesburg. The other four suspects were nabbed with 5.673kg of cocaine from Sao-Paulo, Brazil. Total weight of seized drugs is 30.673kg. Apart from the Tanzanian that hid 25kg of ephedrine in his luggage, other suspects ingested various quantities of cocaine found on them.”