Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested a Ghanaian and two Nigerians at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Akanu Ibiam international Airport, Enugu respectively for trafficking a total of 9.953kilograms of Cocaine and Methamphetamine.
25-year-old John Kadja, whose father is from Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana and mother from Enugu State, Nigeria was arrested on Friday December 3, with two kilograms of Methamphetamine during an outward clearance of Qatar Airways from Abuja to Doha at the departure screening area of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
A search of his bag showed that the drug was concealed in a false bottom of his checked in luggage.
He said he was travelling to Doha to work as a labourer.
NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, said another suspect, Uzoh Ndubuisi Johnson, was arrested on Wednesday December 8, 2021 at about 5.30pm during an inward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers at the arrival hall of the airport.
Uzoh who arrived from Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was controlled and arrested with clothes wrapped with cocaine, which has a gross weight of 6.7 kilograms.
While being interviewed by narcotic officers, Uzoh said he was given the consignment by his enabler based in Brazil for which he would be paid N3million upon successful delivery to someone in Nigeria.
In the same vein, another trafficker, 53-year-old Udeh Charley, was arrested at the Enugu airport for ingesting 72 wraps of Cocaine weighing 1.253kilograms.
He was arrested on Friday, December 3, during outward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers going to Rome, Italy via Addis Ababa.
In custody, he claimed he would have been paid 4,000 Euros on successful delivery of the drugs in Italy where he has been living for over 20 years.
He attributed his decision to engage in the ignominious trade on downward turn of his business as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
In Ondo state, 43-year-old Onuoha Friday was arrested on Friday, December 10 along Lagos-Benin expressway with one million capsules of Tramadol while in two major arrests in Anambra State, a total of 238.973kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were recovered by the agency.