Two businessmen arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for cocaine ingestion have both excreted 193 pellets of the illicit drug after three days in observatory custody.
The traffickers: Onoh Ebere, 49, and Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji, 47, were intercepted at the Abuja airport on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
The duo had arrived from Uganda via Addis Ababa, onboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 951.
The NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi disclosed this in a statement made available to journalNG on Sunday.
The spokesperson noted that though both suspects have businesses they manage in Nigeria, their main source of income has been drug trafficking.
“They both travelled to Uganda and from there crossed over to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they picked the consignments, before returning to Abuja with Lagos as their final destination.
“After days in excretion room, Ebere Onoh excreted a total of 100 pellets weighing 2.137kg while Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji expelled 93 pellets hidden in his stomach with a gross weight of 1.986kg”, Babafemi said.
In the same vein, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation (DOGI), attached to courier firms have intercepted a Saudi Arabia-bound 398grams of cocaine hidden in native dresses during outward clearance of goods.