NDLEA Nabs Six Suspected Drug Traffickers At Enugu Airport

ndlea2Compressed cannabis in vegetables and cocaine concealed inside shoe soles have been discovered by vigilant operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu.
The NDLEA, in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its spokesperson, Mitchel Ofoyeju, said two of the suspects were found in possession of substances that tested positive for cocaine while four others were caught with dried weeds of cannabis sativa.
In all, a total of 62.663kg of drugs comprising 60.55kg of cannabis and 2.113kg of cocaine were seized by NDLEA officials at the airport.
The anti-narcotics agency said among the suspects were three persons who were going to China, where the penalty for drug trafficking is death.
NDLEA commander at the Enugu airport, Adeofe Adeyemi, was quoted as saying the airport command is working assiduously to prevent all cases of illicit drug trafficking through the airport.
Giving details of the arrested drug traffickers, Mr. Adeyemi said, “The command has arrested six suspected drug traffickers with 62.663kg of narcotic drugs. One of the suspects, Ibeh Kevin Nonso, 46 years old going to China swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.131kg while Izukanne Ikenna, 33 years old going to Hong Kong hid 982 grammes of cocaine inside the sole of his shoes. The only female, 27 year old Kenechukwu Ujunwa Uchenna was arrested on her way to Dubai with 11.7kg of cannabis in dried bitter leaf vegetables”.
The suspects in their statements owned up to the crime, adding that they needed money to take care of basic needs like house rent, school fees and feeding.