A 52-year-old businessman and father of four children, Okeke Adolphus Anayochukwu has been arrested by the operatives of the National Law Enforcement Agency for allegedly concealing 20.75 kilograms of black liquid cocaine in a makeup kit at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The operatives intercepted him upon arrival at the Abuja airport on board Qatar Airways flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha, Qatar to Abuja.

A statement by the agency’s Director, Media & Adv

ocacy Femi Babafemi said while searching his two luggage six smaller bags containing 32-makeup mascara, was tested positive for cocaine.

“The liquid was discovered upon search of his two luggage stuffed with six smaller bags containing 32-makeup mascara, which tested positive to cocaine.

Married with four children, the indigene of Oraifiti in Akwusigo local government area of Anambra State claims he was a businessman dealing in children wares before delving into the illicit drug business. He claimed he met the person who gave him the consignment to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of Two Million (N2, 000,000) Naira at a drinking joint in Brazil.”

In the same vein, the agency had also recovered 865.2kg of drugs smuggled from the Benin Republic in Ogun, 30,880 tablets of Tramadol, Diazepam, Exol-5 in Kaduna, while giving a breakdown of its operations across the country, Femi noted that “different quantities of various drugs were recovered from suspects. At least three persons: Tony Samson, Paul Adamu, and Reuben Waziri were arrested in Kaduna on Friday 18th March with 18,380 tablets of Tramadol, and 12,500 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 tablets.

In Anambra, NDLEA operatives on Thursday 17th March intercepted a bus with reg. No AGU 460 ZW, at Obosi bridge heading to Aba, Abia state from Onitsha. Upon search, seven and a half jumbo sacks of cannabis weighing 362kg were recovered while the driver, Ifeanyi Anyamele admitted to being the owner of the drug exhibits.

The previous day, Wednesday 16th March, narcotic officers in Ogun state recovered 865.2kg of cannabis Sativa around Otapele- Obada road in Imeko-Afon LGA. The consignment was brought in from the Benin Republic on motorbikes for onward transportation to Lagos and Abeokuta. The same day, operatives in the state arrested Bello Ibrahim, 38, with 312.4kg of cannabis Sativa at Ogere tollgate, Ikenne LGA.”

However, the Agency’s Chairman/Chief Executive Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) therefore charged the operatives to remain committed to identifying all the antics of the drug traffickers and their counterparts.

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