Paris-Bound Businessman Excretes 111 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives made significant arrests across various airports and states, apprehending individuals involved in drug trafficking activities.

In one instance, a 48-year-old businessman, Emmanuel Okechuku Orjinze, bound for Paris, was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja after ingesting 111 wraps of cocaine. After several days of observation, he excreted the illicit drugs while in custody.

In a separate operation at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, NDLEA officers dismantled a drug trafficking syndicate, resulting in the arrest of four individuals and the seizure of methamphetamine and Loud, a synthetic cannabis strain imported from South Africa.

The syndicate was uncovered when an airport official was intercepted with illicit substances in their possession. Further investigations led to the apprehension of additional members of the syndicate.

In another incident, a freight agent was arrested at the NAHCO export shed of the Lagos airport for attempting to smuggle cocaine concealed in paint buckets packaged for export to the United Kingdom.

Additionally, NDLEA officers arrested individuals involved in the production and distribution of skuchies, a mixture of black currant and illicit drugs, in Lagos State. Similar operations led to the seizure of cannabis and opioids in various states across the country.

Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd),NDLEA chairman commended the efforts of NDLEA officers nationwide for their exceptional performance and dedication to the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) campaign.