Four men between the ages of 30 and 50 years were apprehended by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) trying to smuggle narcotics weighing a total of 8.745 kilogrammes to China, Indonesia and Qatar.
The suspects were said to have been arrested the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos with the drugs which were described as Cannabis weighing 5.200kg, Cocaine weighing 1.415kg and Methamphetamine weighing 2.130kg.
The suspects are one Peter Aniebue, 50, who sells clothes at aswani market in Lagos state, who is said to have inserted eleven wraps of cocaine weighing 460 grammes into his anus; another is, Sokpe Zubbye, 37, a freight forwarder from Anambra state, who allegedly ingested 955 grammes of cocaine, on their way to China.
The other two suspects are one Hyacinth Ugwuezumba, 38, who deals in musical Instrument at Alaba Market, who injested 36 wraps of methamphetamine weighing 570 grammes and packed 1.560kg in his luggage on his way to Indonesia. The other is James Obinna, 30, an aluminium worker who resides at umuahia and whose destination is Doha, Qatar. He was in possession of 5.2kg of cannabis.
Mr. Ahmadu Garba, the NDLEA commander at Lagos airport stated that, the three suspects are under investigation and would be charged to court accordingly.
The NDLEA Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Abdullah, stated that, “Drug couriers must see beyond the transient monetary gains of narcotic trafficking and appreciate the fact that that they are actually endorsing their death warrant.”
“It is sad that the execution of those caught with drugs in these countries has not deterred them.” He said.
Written by Okolo Ezinne