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Two in NDLEA’s net for trafficking cocaine worth N119m

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended two suspected drug traffickers for allegedly concealing 13.33kg of substances found to be cocaine…

NDLEA NIGERIAOfficials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended two suspected drug traffickers for allegedly concealing 13.33kg of substances found to be cocaine inside capacitors and perfumes.

The arrest and seizure took place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, a statement by the agency’s spokesman Ofoyeju Mitchell said.

The estimated street value of the drug imported from Brazil is N119 million.

The NDLEA commander at the Abuja Airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan gave the names of the suspects as Daniel Marvin and Akubuo Favour Victor. According to him, Daniel Marvin was arrested during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirate Airline flight from Dubai.

“He was found in possession of 7.580kg of cocaine hidden inside capacitors,” the statement said.

The second suspect, Akubuo Favour Victor was found in possession of 5.750kg of cocaine hidden inside perfumes. Both suspects were coming from Brazil when they were arrested.

Daniel Marvin, a 29-year-old trader from Abia State said that he was introduced into drug trafficking by his childhood friend.

The second suspect, Akubuo Favour Victor, 26-year-old trader from Anambra State said that he too smuggled drugs because of the money they promised to pay him.

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