The National Drug Law ENforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested five men for possession of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.
Punch newspaper reports that the five suspects arrested are Nonso Akubueze, Simon Omoluonye, Obidike Onodyer, Friday Onyeabor and Emma Ifoh. The suspects were allegedly found to be carrying 11.5 kilogrammes of cocaine substances valued at N57m.
The suspects trafficked the drug from Brazil and hid the drugs in their luggage. The NDLEA commander at the Murtala Mohammed airport confirmed the incident, “Different methods were adopted in concealing the drug. One of the suspects, Omoluonye, was caught with both white and crack cocaine in tins weighing 7.8kg. Akubueze had 1.1kg by the side of his luggage while Onodyer ingested 11 wraps of cocaine weighing 0.5 grammes. Onyeabor was found with 74 wraps weighing 1.3kg and Ifoh was caught with 34 wraps weighing 0.7 grammes.
“Apart from Onyeabor, who hails from Enugu State, the four other suspects are from Anambra State.”