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NDLEA nabs two with 2.7kg illicit substance in Kano


Cocaine. Photo; gazettereview

Cocaine. Photo; gazettereview

OPERATIVES of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended two suspected drugs barons while attempting to smuggle illicit substance through Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Command, Kano.

Parading the suspects, Commander, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano Command of NDLEA, Ambrose Umoru Tuesday told journalists that the two alleged drugs dealers were arrested during the routine screening of passengers of Ethiopian Airline.

Umoru hinted that, “the drug traffickers were arrested during a routine inward screening of passengers of Ethiopia Airline No. ET 911 from Nairobi-Addis Ababa- Kano, at the arrival hall. They were apprehended with a combined total of 2.7kg of substance suspected to be cocaine on May 5, 2015”.

According to the Commander, one of the suspects David Ikechukwu, 32, who hails from Orlu in Imo state, had 60 ingested wraps of suspected cocaine weighting 1.250kg and the second man, Patrick Otaka, 48, from Abriba, Abia State ingested 72 wraps of the substance suspected to be cocaine weighing 1.450kg.

“The two suspects had separately boarded Ethiopian Airline in Nairobi, Kenya and headed to deliver the drugs in Nigeria. The two suspects had agreed to traffic in drugs so as to raise money to revitalize their dwindling businesses and take care of their respective families as they already professed to be the breadwinners.”

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