Brazilian returnee with cocaine concealed in private areas is detained by NDLEA – TrendyNewsReporters

Brazilian returnee with cocaine concealed in private areas is detained by NDLEA

by Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr

A Brazilian returnee who had cocaine pellets hidden in his genital areas was taken into custody by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The suspect was detained on June 20 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, according to Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA’s director of media and advocacy, who made this announcement in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

He claimed that immediately after boarding an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, the suspect was apprehended.

The suspect had consumed 50 cocaine wraps before leaving Brazil, the NDLEA spokesman continued, and had passed 48 pellets in Addis Abeba before giving them to a third party.

“The suspect was unable to excrete the remaining two wraps at the hotel room in Addis Ababa before boarding his flight.

“He later excreted them in the aircraft restroom during the flight from Ethiopia to Lagos.”

“Also, two drug kingpins behind the smuggling of two drug consignments from Canada concealed in vehicle containers through the Tin Can Port in Apapa, Lagos have been arrested by NDLEA’s operatives.

“One of them was arrested at his house in the Idi Araba area of Lagos on June 22.

“The suspect was arrested for importing a 40ft container carrying 33 parcels of ‘Colorado weighing 16.5kg.

“The second suspect, popularly called Otunba, was arrested on Thursday for his role in the smuggling of 290 parcels of ‘Colorado’ weighing 145 kg from Montreal, Canada.

“The drugs were concealed in four vehicles shipped into Nigeria in a 40ft container.

“He had been on the run since March and had in the course of investigation attempted to bribe NDLEA officers with N10 million to influence the case.”


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