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Paris Bound Passenger Excretes 111 Wraps Of Cocaine At Abuja Airport



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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have nabbed Emmanuel Okechuku Orjinze, a 48-year-old businessman en route to Paris, France, for swallowing 111 parcels of cocaine.

 Following his apprehension at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja, Orjinze discharged the cocaine parcels after several days under agency supervision.

According to NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, Orjinze purportedly asserted his identity as a professional footballer in Europe.

He was apprehended on Tuesday, May 21st, during the pre-departure screening of Air France flight AF 878 bound for Paris, France.

“After a body scan confirmed he ingested illicit drugs, he was taken into custody where he excreted a total of 111 pellets of cocaine that weighed 1.603 kilograms over a period of three days.

“The suspect claimed he does business in the maritime sector while still scouting for any European football club to engage him,” he said.

The NDLEA’s spokesman added that in the same vein, NDLEA officers operating at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja, Lagos dismantled another drug trafficking syndicate at the airport.

“This followed the arrest of four members of the network and the seizure of a total of 8kg of methamphetamine and 7.60kg of Loud, a synthetic strain of cannabis imported from South Africa.

“The lid was blown off the syndicate when an official within the airport system was intercepted with a backpack and a bag at the departure hall of Terminal 1 of the airport by NDLEA officers with the support of Aviation Security officers on Tuesday, 21st May 2024. A search of the bags led to the discovery of the illicit substances,” he said.

Following the initial arrest, Babafemi disclosed that a prompt follow-up operation was conducted in the Ajao Estate vicinity of Lagos, resulting in the apprehension of two additional syndicate members: Chris Nwadozie and Chinedu Nwaosu.

Subsequent inquiries led to the identification and arrest of another individual affiliated with the cartel who operated within the airport system. This arrest transpired on Saturday, May 25th.

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