A Nigerian businessman, Onu Oluchukwu was on Friday arrested by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, with 1.527 kilogramms of cocaine.
Onu, a plumber material dealer, was apprehended on Thursday , February 4, 2021, during outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline ET 910 en route Abuja-Addis Ababa -New Delhi, India. According to the Commander, NAIA Command of the NDLEA, Mr. Kabir Sani Tsakuwa, Onu proved positive for ingestion, Daily Trust reports.
“He excreted 83 wraps of substances, which proved positive for cocaine and weighed 1.527kg. The suspect who claimed he is into plumbing material business in Lagos came into Abuja for the purpose of trafficking drugs said he was to be paid N1.5m on delivery to one Chibuzo Nmadu, a Nigerian based in India.” Tsakuwa said
Tsakwa said his command remains committed to the mission of the new leadership of the agency to disrupt the supply chain and reduce the demand for illicit drugs in Nigeria.
On his part, the Chairman of the agency, Gen. Marwa (retd), commended the commanders of the Lagos and Abuja airports commands and their teams for their vigilance, while urging them to intensify efforts so that the mission to rid the country of the scourge of illicit drugs can be collectively achieved.