NDLEA arrests businessman with consignments of cocaine at Enugu airport


By Aluta News

Dec 10, 2023

Operatives of the NDLEA intercepted 12 consignments of cocaine at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on Saturday.

The consignments consisted of 797 pellets of cocaine weighing 17.6kg.

NDLEA’s spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi stated on Sunday in Abuja that a businessman, Augustine Emeka (44) was arrested in connection with the consignments.

He added that Emeka who claimed to be dealing in copper wire was arrested at the airport upon arrival from Douala, Cameroon through Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airline.

“During preliminary interview, the suspect admitted that the cocaine consignments were for delivery to 12 different persons in Nigeria,’’ Babafemi added.

He stated also that NDLEA operatives arrested a fleeing suspect, Prince Ifeanyi, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on Friday.

Ifeanyi had gone into hiding since Sept. 8 following the seizure of a UK-bound 20kg Indian hemp consignment at the airport linked to him.

Babafemi added that NDLEA operatives also arrested a 45-year-old Beninoise, Ms Jamila Fatiu at Ebute-Ero Jetty on the Lagos Island on Dec. 4.

Jamila had 398 bottles of codeine cough syrup in her possession while on her way to Seme border by boat when she was arrested.


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