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Drug Trafficking Man hides 193 wraps of cocaine in football socks

The NDLEA has arrested a man at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport after 193 wraps of cocaine were discovered inside his football socks.

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The Suspect, Maduewesi Ugochukwu Samuel play

The Suspect, Maduewesi Ugochukwu Samuel


Many were left surprised at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport as Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested a man who ingeniously hid 193 wraps of cocaine inside his football socks.

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During routine screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai, cocaine weighing a total of 3.4kgs was detected on a passenger, who has been identified as Maduewesi Ugochukwu Samuel, a commercial bus driver.

NDLEA spokesman, Ofoyeju Mitchel said, "This is an interesting arrest and I commend the officers for the discovery. Dubai-Lagos route is gradually gaining notoriety and we are monitoring it closely. Let me assure members of the public that the NDLEA is working very hard in preventing illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse in the country".

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NDLEA commander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba explained that during the screening process, officers discovered that the suspect had something in his legs.

"It was cleverly done but not good enough to escape our notice. When his socks was pulled down, suspected wraps of narcotics found to be cocaine fell down on the floor. He was immediately arrested and taken for further investigation," he said.

As a result of the discovery, Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd,) has now ordered officers to be more vigilant, and to ensure stringent monitoring of the Dubai-Lagos route.

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