A Ghanaian and two Nigerians have been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Akanu Ibiam international Airport in Abuja and Enugu, respectively for trafficking a total of 9.953 kilograms of Cocaine and Methamphetamine.

One of the suspects, Uzoh Ndubuisi Johnson was arrested during an inward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers at the Arrival Hall of the airport. He arrived from Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He was controlled and arrested with clothes impregnated with cocaine, which had a gross weight of 6.7 kilograms.

Upon interrogation, Uzoh claimed he was given the consignment by his Brazil based enabler for which he would be paid N3million upon successful delivery to someone in Nigeria. 

Another trafficker, 53-year-old Udeh Charley was arrested at the Enugu airport for ingesting 72 wraps of Cocaine weighing 1.253 kilograms. He was arrested during an outward screening of Ethiopian Airlines passengers going to Rome, Italy via Addis Ababa. 

The suspect claimed he would have been paid 4000 Euros on successful delivery of the drugs in Italy where he has lived for over 20 years.

Another trafficker, 25-year-old John Kadja, whose father is from Kumasi, Ghana and mother from Nsukka, Enugu State was arrested with 2 kilograms of Methamphetamine during an outward clearance of Qatar Airways from Abuja to Doha, Qatar. The drug was concealed in a false bottom of his checked in luggage.

In Ondo state, 43-year-old Onuoha Friday was arrested along Lagos-Benin Expressway with one million capsules of Tramadol. 

Two major arrests in Anambra State also led to the confiscation of a total of 238.973 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs.

In Delta, raids and follow up operations carried out in parts of the State led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Abdulkarim Shiabu and 23-year-old Lawal Saidu, both from Niger Republic and four others with different quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Tramadol and Cannabis. 

In Kogi, one Adam Salaudeen was arrested at Ogori Magongo Area of the State with 214.7kg of Cannabis sativa.

Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Mohamed Buba Marwa said the suspects will have their day in courts soon. He also charged his mentor remain vigilant and resolute in discharging their duties. 

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