See Faces Of Two Men Arrested By NDLEA At Lagos Airport For Possession Of Cocaine

The Agency recovered 700 grammes of powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine from two suspects during the inward screening of passengers on a Royal Air Maroc flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Casablanca, Morocco.

The suspects inserted seven wraps of cocaine each weighing 350 grammes into their alimentary canals to evade arrest.

NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba gave the names of the suspects as Okonkwo Francis Okechukwu, 44, and Ifedigbo Chinedu Lucky, 37. “Preliminary investigation revealed that both suspects planned and executed the unlawful act together. They inserted seven wraps of cocaine each into their bodies weighing 350 grammes” the commander stated.

Okonkwo Francis Okechukwu said that accepting to smuggle drugs due to frustration and as a means of returning from Brazil.

According to Okonkwo,

“I was stranded in Brazil, where I worked as a waiter in a restaurant for two years. Life was awful as I was struggling daily just to feed myself. When I was contacted to smuggle cocaine to Nigeria, I was very happy because it was an opportunity to return home. My sponsor also promised to pay me half a million Naira with which I had planned to start a business”. He is married with two children and hails from Enugu State.

Ifedigbo Chinedu Lucky who had also spent two years in Brazil described his arrest as ill-luck.

“I am a business man. I import female shoes from Brazil since 2014. This arrest is just bad luck for me because I was already calculating my profit from the deal”the 37 year-old suspect stated. He is single and hails from Anambra State.

Chairman and Chief Executive of NDLEA, Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah said that the Agency will not relent in the fight against drug trafficking. “NDLEA is committed to the fight against narcotic production and trafficking. Brazil is a source country for cocaine and I am glad with the high level of vigilance on the route resulting in several arrests and seizures.

It is however sad that the suspects could insert narcotics into their alimentary canals in utter disregard of the health consequences. The suspects will be arraigned soon” Abdallah stated.

The Nation

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  • Kelvin Fola

    The weiter work is not enough you need shap shap money, here u are

  • Kelvin Fola

    Chinedu no be lie na bad 🙅 market, idiot

  • chika bibian

    Bad market for them

  • Justice Elmer

    Cos I pity you guys .. I wish you a term without labout.. It’s the least I can do

  • Justice Elmer

    Prison here you come..

  • Justice Elmer

    Sorry guys

  • Justice Elmer

    Bad day for business..

  • emekachilaka

    hmm the guy is even happy that he came back home to Nigeria anyway you have your cross to bear

  • david orafu

    illegal way of making money don’t last

  • vivian Ify

    See thier faces like drugs

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    This people no get sense,tomorrow u go c another set

  • IG: Jiafid

    When will this people stop doing this

  • Smh…good they were caught

  • WillieBravo

    Three ones Don finish our image. Smh

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    End of the road for them towards being a millionaire.
    They will be smart next time

  • Olovo Obinna

    Oh…bad market for them…..NDLEA don the improve small small

  • kayode akinsanya

    What surprised me is that these fools are rich, they’ve been doing business in Brazil. What’s their problem I don’t know

    • Olovo Obinna

      That’s where the money is coming from na…lol

    • Olovo Obinna

      Rich wealthy men…this is what they do

      • kayode akinsanya

        Very bad

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That business won’t fetch such amount they get from drugs

      • kayode akinsanya


      • Mezzy Gilbert

        Na greed be dt na