Aniebue Peter Nnamma, 50; Sokpe Zubbye, alias Nzube Chukwudi, 37; Ugwuezumba Hyacinth Arinze, 38; and Obinna James Obi, 30 were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
Drug trafficking is punishable by death in the three countries. Nnamma, who sells clothes at Aswani Market in Lagos, inserted 11 wraps of cocaine, weighing 460gm, into his anus.
Zubbye, a freight forwarder from Anambra State, with a Ghanaian passport, ingested 955gm of cocaine. Both Nnamma and Zubbye were on their way to China. Obi, an aluminium fabricator in Umuahia, Abia State, who was flying to Doha, Qatar, was caught with 5.2kg of cannabis.
Arinze, who sells musical instruments at Alaba International Market, Lagos, was caught with ingested wraps of methamphetamine, weighing 570gm and 1.560kg of the drug packed in his luggage while on his way to Indonesia.