Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport Command, Abuja, have foiled an attempt by a Nigerian man identified as Okorie Cyprian Raymond to allegedly smuggle 12.05 kilograms of cocaine into Nigeria.
The 38-years-old suspect was arrested during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Sao Paulo, Brazil en-route Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
NDLEA spokesman, Jonah Achema, who confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday November 19, said the drug was carefully packed in drink sachets of pineapple and lemon flavor and concealed in a suit case.
Okorie had already claimed his luggage upon arrival and proceeded to NDLEA screening point where it was detected that one of his bags was stuffed with prohibited drugs suspected to be Cocaine.
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