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NDLEA Arrests Suspected Kingpin For Ingesting 87 Wraps Of Cocaine






(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A suspected drug trafficker, Ibeh Kenneth Ejike, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for allegedly ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

The agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, revealed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

 The 41-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday, 25th August, 2021, upon his arrival on board an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali via Addis Ababa.

The suspect was taken in upon arrival for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of illicit substance.

According to the statement, while under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms.



Ibeh, who imports cloths for sale, hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State, the statement revealed.

In a related  development  another   Lagos based suspected drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie, was arrested following the interception of 4.15kilograms of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on 13th August.

The statement reads: “The drug was concealed in tins of tomato branded ‘sunripe’ and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK.

“Though the freight company’s driver was initially arrested, follow up investigations and subsequent sting operation led to the arrest of the kingpin behind the consignment, Eze Celestine Okorie, at his  Coker, Surulere, Lagos home on Wednesday 25th August, 2021. He hails from Isu village in Onicha LGA, Ebonyi state.


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