Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted black liquid cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja.
Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that a 52-year-old father of four children who claims to be a businessman, Okeke Adolphus Anayochukwu, was arrested with the illicit drug.
He said that Okeke was arrested with 20.75kgs of black liquid cocaine on Tuesday 15th March upon his arrival at the Abuja airport on board Qatar Airways flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha, Qatar to Abuja.
“The liquid was discovered upon search of his two luggage stuffed with six smaller bags containing 32-makeup mascara, which tested positive to cocaine.
“Married with four children, the indigene of Oraifiti in Akwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State claims he was a businessman dealing in children wares before delving into the illicit drug business.
“He claimed he met the person who gave him the consignment to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of N2m at a drinking joint in Brazil,” Babafemi said.
In other operations across the country, different quantities of various drugs were recovered from suspects.
Three persons, Tony Samson, Paul Adamu, and Reuben Waziri were arrested in Kaduna State on Friday 18th March with 18,380 tablets of Tramadol, and 12,500 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 tablets.
In Anambra, NDLEA operatives on Thursday 17th March intercepted a bus with reg. No AGU 460 ZW, at Obosi bridge heading to Aba, Abia State from Onitsha, where seven and a half jumbo sacks of cannabis weighing 362kgs were recovered while the driver, Ifeanyi Anyamele admitted to being the owner of the drugs.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) who commended officers and men of the NAIA, Kaduna, Anambra and Ogun states commands of the agency for their vigilance and diligence, also charged them and their counterparts across the country to always remain steps ahead of the tricks of drug traffickers and the barons.