Ndlea Arrests 5 Suspects With 8.6kg Of Cocaine
BEVERLY HILLS, May 06, (THEWILL) – Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Muhammad Abdallah, has revealed that the agency has arrested five suspects with 8.6 kilogrammes of cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday and signed by NDLEA Spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju, who quoted Abdallah as saying that 137 wraps of cocaine swallowed by two of the suspects were removed from their bodies at the hospital.
“Two passengers from Sao Paulo, Brazil en route Dubai have been saved from premature death by the prompt intervention of narcotic officers,” the statement read.
“The suspects were in a critical health condition on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport due to drug ingestion.
“They were immediately rushed to the hospital for intensive medical care.
“All 137 wraps of cocaine ingested by the suspects have been successfully evacuated from their system and they are now in a stable health condition.
“Three other suspects were arrested with duty-free bag stocked with 3.3kg of cocaine hidden in chocolates and another 3.8 kg of cocaine hidden inside socks.
“Drug ingestion is a very risky act that exposes drug traffickers to early graves.
“People must desist from such injurious acts, protect their precious lives as well as promote public well-being and safety.
“The agency will continue to protect lives and enhance public security by ensuring that narcotic drugs are only made available for medical and scientific purposes.”
Abdallah warned against dangerous and criminal acts that were inimical to well-being, public health and safety as he revealed that all the five suspects would soon be charged to court.
Story by David Oputah