NDLEA intercepts Vietnam-bound businessman with cocaine consignment at Abuja airport


By Aluta News

March 3, 2024

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), have intercepted a 40-year-old businessman, Ejike Chibuke with 1.45 kilograms of cocaine at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, (NAIA), Abuja.
This is contained in a statement by the NDLEA,  Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja.
Babafemi said the drugs  were concealed in the suspect’s luggage, while  he attempted to board an Ethiopia Airlines flight number 950 to Vietnam via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the NAIA.
He said  the suspect was arrested at the Abuja airport on Saturday March 2, after NDLEA officers subjected him to a thorough search.
He also said that it was in the process, the illicit substance was discovered concealed, factory fitted, in his bag.
“In his statement, the suspect claimed he was on a business trip to Vietnam, “he said.
Meanwhile, operatives of a special unit of the agency on Friday March 1, swooped on members of a syndicate that deals in methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in their hideouts in parts of Lagos.
Babafemi said the operatives assigned for the operation raided the home of Esimone Amachukwu at 14 Arochukwu street, Ejigbo.
This, he said,  was where 10.012 kilograms of methamphetamine was found in possession of his associate, 40-year-old Evelyn Nneka.
“Esimone is currently at large.
“While the Ejigbo operation was going on, another set of officers were simultaneously busy in the residence of another member of the syndicate, 45-year-old Ebele Iwuegbunam.

“The suspect located at Plot 1604 Close D, 4th Avenue, Festac town, Lagos was arrested and  429.5grams of cocaine and 7 kilograms of heroin were recovered from him,” he said.


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