Dike was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, during the screening of outbound passengers for Malaysia via a Qatari flight.
The 31-year-old suspect who was arrested for being in possession of 1.430kg of methamphetamine could have faced the death penalty had he been caught in Malaysia with the drugs.
A native of Orlu, Imo State, Dike said that he was promised $4,000 to deliver the drugs in Malaysia.
“I was asked to take an empty bag to Malaysia and in return get $4,000 but when I got to the airport, the drug was discovered” he said.
Confirming the arrest, NDLEA Airport commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, said the drug was industrially packed in such a way that the agency had to cut the sides of the bag open with a knife to discover the drugs.