NDLEA apprehends suspect with cocaine in jacket
Officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have discovered wraps of narcotics in the collar of a passengers’ jacket at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos.
The arrest was made shortly after the suspect disembarked from the aircraft on his way from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The suspect, thirty-one year old Agwu Samuel, confidently wore the jacket containing the drugs, but was apprehended by well trained officers through experience and insight, making it the first time of discovering cocaine inside the collar of a jacket by the NDLEA.
Reacting to the feat, the NDLEA Chairman, Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, described the suspect’s action as desperately crafty and cunning. “The cocaine was detected by officers, notwithstanding the crafty and cunning mode of concealment,” he said.
Abdallah added: “The Agency has taken some strategic measures aimed at disappointing the tricks employed by drug trafficking syndicates. We remain committed to exposing criminal plots through superior counter-narcotic intelligence. This operational success is commendable and a demonstration of our alertness to detect drugs.”
“Ten wraps of cocaine weighing 110 grammes were found inside the collar of his jacket during screening of passengers on a South Africa Airline flight from Brazil through Johannesburg. The drug, which was carefully hidden inside his jacket tested positive for cocaine and investigation is ongoing,” the commander disclosed, adding that he will soon be charged to court.
The suspect, who sells shoes in Togo, in his statement, said he went to Brazil in search of greener pastures, but resorted to drug trafficking due to frustration.