An Ethiopian Airlines passenger, Nnakeanyi Chukwuka King who arrived on a flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa has been arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine into Nigeria.
King was intercepted during the inward clearance of passengers at the E-Arrival Hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
During a search of his luggage, 40 parcels of Cocaine concealed inside bottles of body cream with a gross weight of 9.70kg were recovered from the suspect.
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Three days later, Wednesday 9th March, another passenger on Ethiopian Airlines flight to Italy, Mr. Edo Blessing was intercepted at the Departure Hall of the airport with 2, 090 tablets of Tramadol 225mg and Flunitrazepam. Vincent Obimma with cocaine in light torches
The suspect who hails from Edo state but lives in Italy claimed ownership of the recovered psychotropic substances. Rafiu Abbas
Also on the same day, operatives arrested a freight agent, Rafiu Abbas at the NAHCO Export Shed of the airport when he presented a cargo containing 19.15kg cannabis going to London.
The illicit substance was concealed inside plastic containers labelled as “African Dishes” and packed in a bag.
In a related development, a 63-year-old Vincent Obimma was on Friday 11th March arrested with 350grams of cocaine and 150grams of heroin by NDLEA operatives at a park in the Apapa seaport corridor in Lagos.
The drugs were hidden in industrial torch packets heading to Kano, Kano state.