Brazil returnee excretes cocaine pellets at Enugu airport
Osagie Robert, a 76-year-old grandpa, was apprehended by NDLEA operatives in Edo state, where a suspected fake security agent, Godwin Ilevbare, a.k.a Edwin Agbon, was also apprehended for bringing narcotic chocolates and cookies from Canada into Nigeria to sell.
Godwin was apprehended during a controlled delivery of a package transported into Nigeria through a courier business on Friday, January 7, 2022, in Egor, Oredo area of the state for dealing in Cannabis. On Tuesday, January 4th, undercover investigators embedded in the courier service detained the suspect at his flat in Benin city shortly after he signed for the shipment.
The consignment, which originated in Canada, contains Colorado brand marijuana hidden inside chocolates and cookies weighing 6.491 kilograms, with the drug cookies and chocolates weighing 5.566 kilograms and 0.383 kilograms, respectively.
In a related development, Iloduba Augustine, a 48-year-old Ethiopian airline passenger who arrived Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on New Year’s Eve was arrested and placed under observation during which he confessed to having swallowed 58 pellets of cocaine, of which he excreted 48 pellets, which he delivered to a Kenyan for a fee of N1 million.
He claimed he continued his journey to Nigeria with the remaining 10 pellets in his stomach, which he planned to sell in Lagos, according to him. The cocaine wraps were later excreted around 10:40 a.m. on January 1st.
On Thursday 6th January, 23-year-old Simon Richard, a 500-level student of the Department of Agric Economics and Extension, Federal University of Technology, Minna, was arrested with various quantities of Loud and Tramadol at Gidan Kwano Talba road, Minna, while on Friday 7th January, a 21-year-old lady, Shidoo Ben, was arrested with 14 pinches of crack cocaine at Jada Hotel, Otukpo in Benue, She travelled to Benue from Abuja to sell the drug. On Thursday, January 6th, a raid at Jigbele Lota camp, Owo area, Ondo state resulted in the recovery of 598kg cannabis and the arrest of Chukwuemeka Azi.
In Ogun state, two suspects, Mrs Ajoke Samuel, 60, and Ogundairo Taye, 37, were apprehended with various quantities of cannabis sativa in the Itaka and Odo Eran areas of Abeokuta North, while Ibrahim Adamu and Yahaya Mohammed were apprehended with 81kg cannabis along the Ilorin-Jebba expressway on Tuesday 4th January.
Three brothers, Emmanuel Ngyang Jajoang, Timothy Ngyang Jajoang, and Markus Ngyang Jajoang, were arrested on Thursday, January 6th, in Kwakwi village, Riyom LGA, with various amounts of cannabis and a locally built firearm.
On Thursday, January 6th, at least two suspects, Sunny Daniel and Joseph Chukwube, were apprehended in separate parts of Rivers state with quantities of Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cannabis Sativa, and Cocaine, as well as N364, 500 cash.
On Wednesday, January 5th, NDLEA operatives supported by soldiers raided a warehouse in Abbi town, Ndokwa West LGA, where they seized two types of cannabis, Loud and skunk, weighing 56.5kg and two suspects, Miss Lillian Echicheli and Collins Uzokwe, believed to have been imported from a neighbouring country.
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the officers and men of Edo, Enugu Airport, Niger, Ogun, Kwara, Plateau, Rivers, Ondo, Benue and Delta Commands as well as those of the Directorate of Operation and General Investigations, DOGI, for starting the new year with a strong message to drug cartels that the Agency will not relent in its determination and efforts against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking in Nigeria.