A Brazil returnee to Nigeria was arrested by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for allegedly smuggling in 92 wraps of cocaine worth around $4,000 (or about N2.8 million) through Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The drug trafficker had swallowed the drug. After being monitored at the agency’s facility in Abuja, it was eventually excreted.
Okolie Paulinus Nwabueke, a 53-year-old father of two from Enugu State, was arrested on Friday after arriving in Abuja from Brazil on a Qatar Airline flight.
Femi Babafemi, the anti-drug agency’s director of media and advocacy, said in a statement on Sunday that Nwabueke claimed to have moved from Nigeria to Mozambique in 2004 and then to Brazil in 2017, where he got a residence permit before opting to import the illegal substance for a $4,000 price.