The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested two businessmen for ingesting 193 pellets of cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.
A statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, on Sunday in Abuja, said both men have excreted the pellets of the illicit drugs after three days in observatory custody.
He said that the traffickers, Onoh Ebere, 49, and Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji, 47, were intercepted at the Abuja airport on May 10, upon their arrival from Uganda via Addis Ababa, onboard Ethiopian Airlines, flight ET 951.
Babafemi added that though both suspects have businesses they manage in Nigeria, their main source of income had been drug trafficking.
According to him, “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,” he said.
In another development, Babafemi said that 460,000 mls of Akuskura in 7,800 bottles were also seized from a dealer, Mohammed Kyari, 42.
This, he said, was when he was arrested in Gamboru Ngala town, Jere Local Government Area of Borno, on May 10.