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Breaking: Drug lord apprehended with N8bn cocaine at Lagos airport – See How He Was Caught

An alleged drug lord was apprehended with 36 blocks of cocaine weighing 27.95kg at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

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Officials from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) apprehended Ejiofor Felix Enwereaku on May 14 with the controlled product, which has a street value of over N8 billion, according to NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi.

The disclaimed bag was promptly secured by NDLEA operatives for investigation.

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, a man came to the airport to make inquiries on how to get the disclaimed bag released. He was promptly arrested for investigation.The statement said Enwereaku heads a syndicate that tags and plants drugs in innocent travelers’ luggage.

The NDLEA said the cocaine consignment was intercepted on Saturday, May 8, 2021, after it arrived at the Lagos airport from GRU, Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Ethiopian airline but the luggage with tag No ET331199 was disclaimed by an arriving passenger on the flight.

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The disclaimed bag was promptly secured by NDLEA operatives for investigation.

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, a man came to the airport to make inquiries on how to get the disclaimed bag released. He was promptly arrested for investigation.

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In the presence of the arriving passenger and the man who had come to negotiate its release, the disclaimed bag was opened. When it was opened, 36 blocks of cocaine weighing 27.95kg were discovered inside.

The man, possibly an alleged member of the group, was let go on a promise that would cooperate with the investigation.

“A follow-up sting operation was carried out, which led to the arrest of Ejiofor Felix Enwereaku, the prime suspect, on Friday, May 14, 2021 upon his arrival from Addis Ababa on board Ethiopian airline.

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“During preliminary interrogation after his arrest, he confessed to have been contracted by an Ethiopian associate to claim and push out the consignment in Lagos.

He further admitted to have paid $24,500 bribe in three tranches to compromise NDLEA officers.

The first was $10,000 delivered through his representative in Lagos and another $10, 000 via his First Bank account while the final installment of $4,500 was assessed at the time of his conviction.

His organization is accused of “recruiting smugglers to transport illegal drugs to different destinations using Nigeria as a transit point, as well as planting drugs in the luggage of innocent travelers,” according to the release.

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