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2 Nigerian Drug Dealers Arrested At Lagos Int’l Airport With Cocaine Hidden In Shoes (Pictures)

drug dealers cocaine ndlea arrestcocaine in shoes ndlea lagosOkechukwu (L), Ogbonna(R)

June 12, 2013 – 2 Nigerian Drug Dealers Arrested At Lagos Int’l Airport With Cocaine Hidden In Shoes (Photos)

2 alleged drug dealers who craftily concealed cocaine inside shoes have been arrested, Nigeria’s anti-drug agency said on Wednesday.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA said Okechukwu Samson Agwueze, 23, was arrested when the drug was traced to the pair of shoes he wore during screening of passengers on an Etihad Airline flight to India.

His cousin who allegedly sponsored his trip, 38-year old Ogbonna Onwumere, was also arrested, the agency said.

NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr Hamza Umar expressed delight over the detection of the drug and the successful arrest of the second suspect.

“It is gratifying that the drug concealed in the soles of the pair of shoes worn by the suspect was promptly detected. In addition, the second suspect who procured the travel documents and facilitated the drug trafficking was equally apprehended,” Hamza said.

“Okechukwu Samson who is a casual worker in construction sites said that his grievance was the fact that his cousin lured him into drug trafficking. Both suspects traded words over the failed drug trafficking attempt,” NDLEA said in a statement signed by Mitchell Ofoyeju, the agency’s spokesperson.

NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive Ahmadu Giade urged Nigerians to be wary of relatives and friends who make offers of sponsoring them abroad.

“Members of the public must be cautious of the antics of drug barons. They are not philanthropist but criminals looking for drug mules to use in advancing their criminal activities. The case is under investigation and we shall get to the root of the criminal transaction,” Giade stated.

[By Simon Ateba, PM news]



  1. Destino

    September 17, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    What is really d problem of all dis our it by force to get money fr cocain na waoo, JUSTIFY. Chi ke na.

  2. Christopher

    November 6, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Prematured men, what are they doing with such things.
    It’s time to improve our being

  3. Louie

    May 20, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    The height of desperation

  4. james

    July 11, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    our government should make the country easy to live

  5. Abubakar B. Ismaila

    March 25, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    it is very very unfortunately.

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