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The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said two drug traffickers excreted a total of 165 cocaine wrappers after their arrest at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja.
The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, said so in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
Babafemi, who named the suspects Elvis Iro, 53, and Uwaezuoke Christian, 42, said they were arrested by NDLEA officers.
He said the suspects excreted the drugs while under observation in Agency custody.
According to him, the 53-year-old Iro, a father of four, is from Abiriba, Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State.
“He was arrested on Saturday, March 19, upon arrival on the Ethiopian Airline flight from Addis Ababa for ingesting 65 cocaine pellets weighing 1.376 kg.
“During the preliminary interview, he claimed that he was an interior designer but had to get into the drug trade because he needed the money to start a coffee business.
“He also said he had to venture into the business to care for his family and supply his newly acquired shop with curtain materials/accessories in Lagos.
“He said he would have been paid one thousand US dollars ($1,000) for the successful delivery of the drug to Abuja,” Babafemi said.
The NDLEA spokesman said Christian, on the same flight, was also arrested upon arrival for ingesting 100 cocaine pellets with a total weight of 2.243 kg.
Babafemi said the suspect, who is from Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area of ​​Anambra State, pretended to be a businessman selling baby clothes before venturing into the drug traffic.
“During the preliminary interview, he stated that he went to Addis Ababa on Thursday March 17 to buy the drugs for ten thousand (10,000 dollars) US dollars and returned on Saturday March 19 when he was arrested.
“He said he sold his land in his village and took out loans from friends so he could raise money to buy the medicine.
“He claimed he had to do drugs to raise money for his business after he was cheated out of fifteen thousand US dollars ($15,000) by his friend who lives in China,” Babafemi said.
Babafemi said the chairman, NDLEA, retired Brig. Gen.- Buba Marwa, commended the officers and men of NAIA for their diligence and vigilance.

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