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How Brazil-returnee was arrested with 58 pellets of Cocaine



Iloduba Augustine

Iloduba Augustine, a 48-year-old Brazil-returnee has excreted 58 pellets of Cocaine, as he was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

NDLEA captured Augustine at the Akande Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

A statement issued by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said the suspect was a passenger of Ethiopian airline that arrived Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Babafemi said he was on new year eve arrested and placed on observation during which he confessed to have swallowed 58 pellets of cocaine out of which he excreted 48 pellets which were delivered to a Kenyan while on transit in Addis Ababa for a fee of N1 million.

“He said he continued his journey to Nigeria with the remaining 10 pellets in his stomach, which according to him, he intended to sell in Lagos. The wraps of cocaine were later excreted at 10:40am on New Year day, 1st Jan,” he revealed.

Meanwhile, in Ogun state, two suspects: Mrs. Ajoke Samuel, 60, and Ogundairo Taye, 37, were arrested in Itaka and Odo Eran areas of Abeokuta North with different quantities of cannabis sativa, just as Ibrahim Adamu and Yahaya Mohammed were nabbed with 81kg cannabis along Ilorin-Jebba expressway on Tuesday 4th January, 2022.

Established by Decree Number 48 of 1989, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is a Federal agency in Nigeria charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs.

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