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Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2013

Barons Abandon 5.9kg of Cocaine in Lagos Airport as Another Suspect Excretes 54 Wraps

Onyema Watson Goodman Nnamdi excreted 54 wraps of cocaine


By Oghenekevwe Laba
LAGOS JUL10TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Suspected drug barons were reported to have abandoned cocaine weighing 5.9kg at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport 9MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos.
The drug according to Ofoyeju Mitchell, Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA were detected by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.

The abandoned 5.9kg of cocaine stocked in industrial machine


According to him, the drug which was hidden inside an industrial equipment originated from Panama, Central America, adding that another discovery was made when a suspected drug trafficker excreted 54 wraps of cocaine he ingested in Brazil.
NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr Hamza Umar disclosed that the cocaine consignment was left unclaimed by the barons when they suspected the eagle eye of officials of NDLEA had discovered the content and waiting for the owner to come forward to claim them. “The luggage was imported from Panama. When nobody came forward to claim ownership, we invited other security agencies and carried out search. It was in the process of search that the cocaine was discovered inside industrial equipment. A 36 year old man, Onyema Watson Goodman Nnamdi was also apprehended in connection with the ingestion of 54 wraps of cocaine weighing 875 grammes. Both seizures weighed 6.775kg” Hamza disclosed.
The suspect said that he had wanted to get married with the sum of 4,000 dollars they promised to pay him. According to Onyema, “I have struggled in my life but I have nothing to show for it. I was in Cape Verde for six years before I went to Brazil in March 2013. My decision to smuggle drugs was to use the proceeds to marry and settle down”.
Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade promised to investigate the illegal shipment and expose those behind it. “Drug barons have no hiding place. This abandoned seizure is an indication that control measures are working and the country is winning the war on narcotics. This case shall be thoroughly investigated and those that are responsible will be exposed and brought to justice,” he vowed, just as he called on members of the public to support the anti-narcotics campaign in the interest of humanity.
According to him, the suspect soon be charged to court.

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