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NDLEA arrests kingpin with 87 wraps of cocaine

Sunday, August 29, 2021

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a narcotrafficker, Ibeh Kenneth Ejike at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

A statement issued by the Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi said the 41-year-old suspect who was arrested on Wednesday, 25th August 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa was taken in for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of an illicit substance.

Babafemi said the suspect who imports clothes for sale and hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State. excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms.

NDLEA said it also arrested a Lagos based drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie, following the interception of 4.15kilograms of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on 13th August.

The drug was concealed in tins of tomato branded ‘sunripe’ and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK.

Babafemi said although the freight company’s driver was initially arrested, follow up investigations and subsequent sting operations led to the arrest of the kingpin behind the consignment, Eze Celestine Okorie, at his Coker, Surulere, Lagos home on Wednesday 25th August 2021. He hails from Isu village in Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State.

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