A Brazilian returnee, Okolie Paulinus Nwabueze has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers nabbed the father of two with 92 wraps of cocaine which he excreted after days in detention.
A statement on Sunday by spokesman Femi Babafemi said the 53-year-old from Mmaku village, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu, was arrested on September 2 after arrival via a Qatar Airline flight.
Okolie said he left Nigeria for Mozambique in 2004 and relocated to Brazil in 2017, where he obtained a residence permit before deciding to import the illicit substance for a $4,000 fee.
Another suspect, Aliyu Bello Kwasare was arrested at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport for attempting to export a consignment of a new psychoactive substance, Akuskura, to Saudi Arabia.
The 42-year-old indigene of Kware LGA in Sokoto, a resident in the Goron Dutse area of Kano, was arrested on September 5 during the outward clearance of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight to Riyadh.
At the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, 1,099,000) tablets of Tramadol 225mg were seized through collaboration between NDLEA and the Customs.
The pharmaceutical opioids packed in 50 cartons weighing 2,058.90kg, were imported from Pakistan via Addis-Ababa on Ethiopian Airways.
On September 6, another suspect, a freight agent, Aliyu Abubakar was arrested at the NAHCO export shed of the airport over an attempt to export a consignment of cannabis concealed inside bottles of body lotion.
Also, a plot by drug cartels to export 7.805 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine to the United States and Australia was thwarted.
The meth consignments were hidden in the linings of local fabrics, wooden statutes, printer cartridges, handles of travel bags and cassava flakes.
In Edo, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, Haruna Favour, was arrested on September 9 with 82 pinches of methamphetamine, various quantities of Loud, Arizona, Colorado variants of cannabis and codeine syrup.
In Gombe, 119,000 tablets and capsules of tramadol, D5 and Exol5 were recovered from two drug dealers, Nasiru Abubakar, 22, and Umaru Bayero a.k.a Hadiza.
In Kogi, Paul Ali, 47, was arrested along the Okene-Abuja highway with 1,404 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 190.94kg and 2,040 ampoules of pentazocine injection. The receiver was arrested in Sokoto.
In Emure forest, Owo LGA, Ondo State, a raid of a cannabis plantation camp led to the arrest of Monday Onoja, 20; Daniel Kehinde, 25; Obinna Okechukwu, 35; 16 bags of the substance weighing 179.5kg were seized. Continue Reading