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NDLEA arrests man for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine at Abuja airport

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a suspected drug kingpin, Ibeh Ejike, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for ingesting 87 wraps of cocaine.

The NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said the 41-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday after he arrived aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight 911 from Kigali, Rwanda, via Addis Ababa.

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He said the suspect was stopped by the agency’s operatives for secondary check during which he tested positive to ingestion of the illicit substance.

Babafemi said: “While under observation, he excreted 87 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.884 kilograms.

“Ibeh, who imports clothes for sale, hails from Owerrizikeala village in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State.”

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