In the quest for quick money, a fashion designer was caught trying to smuggle cocaine to Brazil.
The crave to get rich quick at whatever expense, must have been the only in the mind of 29-year-old fashion designer, Okechukwu Kingsley Ajaero, but that dream was truncated by the eagles eyed operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), after he was caught while trying to smuggle 850 grammes of cocaine he had swallowed to Brazil.
The Abia State born Kingsley was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, during the inward screening of passengers on a Qatar Airline flight arriving from Sao Paulo, on Tuesday, August 4, when the NDLEA scanner detected that he had some banned substance somewhere on him and after he was arrested and induced, he excreted the 44 wraps of the cocaine.
On interrogation, the suspect said:
“I am a fashion designer by profession. I went to Brazil two years ago in search of better working conditions. This is my first time of trafficking in drugs and I got involved through friends.
I was expecting 30,000 Euros as my profit. My business partner was to collect the drug from me while on transit in Qatar but he failed to show up. I was compelled to come to Nigeria with the drugs but I excreted 30 on board the aircraft.”