NDLEA Arrests Refrigerator Parts Seller With Cocaine

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ndleasA 35-Year Old refrigerator parts seller, Celestine Alinnor, has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA] for being in possession of 1.1kg of cocaine.

Alinnor was on his way to Germany en route the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, when he was arrested during the screening of passengers on a Frankfurt bound, Turkish Airline flight.

According to NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Ofoyeju Mitchell, who issued a statement on the incident, the suspected drug courier ingested 60 wraps of the substance which tested positive for cocaine.

Ofoyeju quoted NDLEA Airport commander, Mr. Hamzar Umar, as saying that the suspect was to deliver the drugs at Frankfurt, Germany

“The suspect who tested positive for drug ingestion was to deliver the cocaine at Frankfurt. While under observation, he excreted 60 wraps of white powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 1.1kg”, he said.

According to the agency, the suspect accepted that he was guilty of the charges levelled against him, explaining that his goods got missing and he needed money to take care of his wife and his three children.

“My name is Alinnor Celestine from Imo State. I attended Community High School Aba, Imo State and could not further my education due to lack of money. I am married with three children and sell refrigerator parts in Lagos. My goods got lost on transit and I am yet to recover financially. I was looking for assistance when I was introduced to drug smuggling. It was my last resort to sustain my family. They assured me that I will not be caught and also promised to pay me the sum of 3,000 Euros. Everything is like a dream to me now”, he lamented.

According to Ofoyeju, the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade, pleaded to the public to shun drug trafficking and report drug cases to the nearest NDLEA office.

The suspect will soon be charged to court.

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