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NDLEA Arrests Trafficker With N2.3b Cocaine In Abuja

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have  arrested one Okey Eze, a Tiler by profession on the possession of N2.3billion worth of Cocaine.

He was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 350 wraps of cocaine worth over N2.3billion in street value.

The 38-year-old Eze, from Orji River, in Oji-River Local Government area of Enugu State was arrested on Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 during an inward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian airline flight number 911 enroute Bamako-Addis Ababa- Abuja.

According to a communique  by the Agency, it was  disclosed that the illicit drug weighing 7.70kilograms was concealed in eight packs tucked in different parts of his luggage.

In his confession, Eze, a resident of Bamako, Mali, said he traveled to Mali through Seme border in Badagry, Lagos state since 2019.

He further claimed that he came into Nigeria with the drug because he needed to raise money to take care of his late elder brothers’ four children.

Eze claimed that he asked his friend who is a resident in Brazil to assist him with some money but he declined and instead told him to pick up a bag with the drugs from a friend of his in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a fee of N500, 000 on successful delivery to someone whose contact would be sent to him on arrival in Nigeria.

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