After three days in NDLEA custody, two businessmen excrete 193 cocaine pellets


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested two businessmen for drug trafficking.

In a statement on Sunday, Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson, said the suspects — 49-year-old Onoh Ebere and 47-year-old Christian Ogbuji — excreted 193 pellets of cocaine after three days in the custody of the agency.

Babafemi said the traffickers were intercepted at the Abuja airport on Wednesday upon their arrival from Uganda via Addis Ababa, onboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 951.

“Though both suspects have businesses they manage in Nigeria, their main source of income has been drug trafficking,” Babafemi said.

“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 the 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.”

The NDLEA also said 160 suspects were arrested in Kano after operatives raided two “notorious” drug joints.

The agency said two suspects were arrested along the Kano-Maiduguri road on Saturday with 5,000 pills of Tramadol.

In the federal capital territory (FCT), 25 suspects were arrested in raids across Tora Bora, Gwarinpa village, 3rd avenue in Gwarinpa, Karamo, Garki market, Sabongari Bwari and New Kucigoro IDP camp.

“In the same vein, operatives of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, DOGI, attached to courier firms have intercepted a Saudi Arabia-bound 398grams of cocaine hidden in native dresses during outward clearance of goods,” the statement reads.


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