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Nigerian Drug Dealers Arrested By NDLEA At Lagos Airport

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Nigerian Drug Dealers Arrested By NDLEA At Lagos Airport

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Dec 8, 2012 – Nigerian Drug Dealers Arrested By NDLEA At Lagos Airport

Two suspects, Ugochukwu Nwafor and Chidozie Okonkwo were recently arrested by law enforcement agents at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for attempting to smuggle 2.880 kg of a substance believed to be cocaine out of the country.

During the outward screening of the passengers on a British Airways flight to London, Nwafor and Okonkwo were found to have ingested 175 wraps of the hard drug.

Confirming the arrest, the commander of the National Drug Law Emnforcement Agency at the MMI airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, said the suspects were caught after a positive signal was triggered by the scanning machines.

“The suspects tested positive to drug ingestion and were placed under observation. Nwafor ingested 73 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.395kg while Okonkwo ingested 102 wraps weighing 1.485kg. They were detected on the same flight,” Hamza said.

A dealer in phones at the Computer Village, in Ikeja, Nwafor,37, resides at Igando while Okonkwo lives in East London. Having confessed their involvement, both of them are said to be cooperating with narcotic investigators.

“I used to be a successful businessman until I made a wrong investment three years ago in which I lost over N3.5m in China. As a result of the loss, I became indebted and was lured into drug trafficking by a friend,” Nwafor told CRIME DIGEST.

Okonkwo claimed to have obtained a Master’s degree in Innovative Management from the British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce in London. He said, “I was only trying to make ends meet. I live in East London where I had my post-graduate studies but joblessness turned me into another man. It was a tough decision for me to smuggle drugs but I really needed the £5000 I was offered. I feel bad that things have turned this way for me. It is like a dream” (Source: Punch)

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. John Onoja

    December 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Poverty n joblessness has destroyed many destinies; bt nt like unrighteousness. God help us

  2. Amityboy

    December 8, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Na them sabi

  3. felix

    December 9, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    nigerian factor not dere fault

  4. tom

    December 9, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    Jonathan,offer us jobs

  5. Michael

    December 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    People wey den dey cary our money go abroad una no dey arrest dem. bt ple wey be say den dey carry coco na una dey arrest. Ña wa ooo n. d. l. e. a

  6. ekpo

    March 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    i know nwafor, he is drug trafficker, long time ago from lagos to hongkong, he is not poor and his brother are very well doing business man at ladipor lagos

  7. Ola

    July 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    This is absolutely ludacris for criminals to blame their problems on joblessness, even refusing to take responsibility for their actions. Once a criminal always a criminal. Nigerians are the most ungodly people on the face of this earth with get rich syndrome through demonic means. Get ready to face the wrath of the laws -I am a chartered accountant out of work for 4 years and did not comit any crime within those periods but trusted God to provide me a job but thank God I am now working -those were trying times but by His grace I was able to overcome!The fear of God has disappeared from Nigeria yet you have the Country littered with dead churches.”Whatever anyone sows he will surely reap”.

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