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Man nabbed with drug on Ethiopia Airline flight to Vietnam

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) say they have arrested a 40-year-old businessman, Ejike Chibuke Solomon, with 1.45kg of cocaine concealed in his luggage while attempting to board an Ethiopia Airlines flight number 950 to Vietnam via Addis Ababa from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.

Director, Media and Advocacy of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said in a statement in Abuja that Ejike was arrested at the Abuja airport on Saturday 2nd March, 2024 after NDLEA officers subjected him to a thorough search, and in the process, the illicit substance was discovered concealed, factory fitted, in his bag.

“In his statement, the suspect claimed he was on a business trip to Vietnam,” Babafemi said.

Also, operatives of a special unit of the agency on Friday 1st March swooped in on members of a syndicate that deals in methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in their hideouts in parts of Lagos.

The operatives assigned for the operation raided the home of Esimone Amachukwu Christopher at 14, Arochukwu Street, Ejigbo, where 10.012kg of methamphetamine was found in possession of his associate, 40-year-old Evelyn Nneka Okem.

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Esimone is currently at large, NDLEA said.

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