Brazil returnee nabbed with cocaine concealed in powder milk

Brazil returnee nabbed with cocaine concealed in powder milk


A returnee from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha on a Qatar Airways flight have been arrested for alleged drug trafficking at Lagos International airport.

Nwadinobi Charles Uchemadu, was intercepted operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement agency (NDLEA) with parcels of cocaine concealed in different parts of a travel bag brought into Nigeria.

Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi on Sunday in a statement said Uchemadu was arrested on Monday 5th December at the Lagos airport during inward clearance of passengers on the flight.

This followed the discovery of three parcels of cocaine weighing 2.70 kilograms factory sealed in parts of his travel bag.

At the SAHCO export shed of the airport same day, NDLEA operatives equally intercepted cans of powdered milk, baby food and beverages used to conceal 3.4 kilograms of cannabis going to Dubai, UAE.

During the raid, a freight agent, Ewelike Chibuike Cyril who presented the consignment for export was subsequently arrested.

In the same vein, parcels of cannabis weighing 6.30kgs concealed in sound systems (speakers) going to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea through the SAHCO export shed of the airport were also seized on Thursday 8th December by the operatives.

The operatives who initially arrested a freight agent, Joseph Obiji involved and later the following day, Friday 9th Dec nabbed another agent, Mbanu Ifeanyi Andrew in a follow up operation at ASPAMDA market, Trade Fair complex, Ojo area of Lagos.

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