The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Tuesday arrested four suspected drug traffickers, including two men who ingested 124 wraps of liquid cocaine sealed in condoms.
Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, NDLEA spokesperson, said in a statement issued in Lagos that the liquid cocaine, weighing 3.3kg, was poured into male condoms before it was ingested by the suspects.
According to the statement, the two suspects arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos from Venezuela, using emergency travel certificates.
The statement added that the two suspects excreted 70 and 54 wraps of the oily cocaine.
“The 43-year-old who claimed to reside in Venezuela for 10 years said that the Venezuelan who gave him the drug, told him that it will be difficult for the scanning machine to detect ingested liquid cocaine and promised him a reward of $6,000 (about N930,000).
“The 32-year-old suspect who also claimed to be teaching English at a Language School in Venezuela, said that he was promised a reward of N 4 million,’’ the NDLEA Commander at the airport ,, Hamza Umar, was quoted in the statement, as saying.
The statement also disclosed that two other suspects were arrested at the airport for allegedly importing unspecified quantity of heroin into the country from Tanzania.