Thursday, 29 December 2016
“I swallowed the 45 wraps in my toilet -Drug traffickers excrete 50 wraps of cocaine
Two drug trafficking suspects have been arrested with 1.2 kilogrammes of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State.
David Achebe, 37, and 43-year-old Daniel Ndukwe were nabbed on Saturday by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,during an outward screening of passengers on Ethiopian and Egypt airline flights.
Achebe excreted 45 wraps of cocaine while Nduwke expelled five wraps of the drug.
I sell electronics at Alaba market. This is my first time of dealing in drugs. My friend in Hong Kong introduced me to cocaine smuggling. He sent the drug to me. The cocaine was in a black polythene bag containing plantain and pineapples.
“I swallowed the 45 wraps in my toilet without my wife’s knowledge. I was promised the sum of N5m which I had wanted to use in importing electronics. At the airport, they told me that scanning machine indicated that I had drugs on me. That was how I was arrested.”
Ndukwe said he was to be paid N250,000.
“I have lived in Athens (Greece) for over a decade. I lost my job last year and things have been very bad financially. I came to Nigeria to visit my wife and two children. I had no plan to smuggle drugs until a friend called me from Athens that I should bring five wraps of cocaine. Since it is only five wraps, I felt it will be an easy task. He sent someone to give me the wraps in Umuahia (Abia State). I inserted the five wraps in my anus,” he said.