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NDLEA 47-yr-old man arrested after ingesting 74 wraps of cocaine

One Adedibe Baloba has been arrested at the International Airport in Enugu by operatives of the NDLEA.

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A 47-year-old clearing and forwarding agent at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu State has been arrested by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, during outward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian airline flight to China.

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The Spokesperson for the agency, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, said that the suspect identified as Adibe Baloba had ingested 74 wraps of cocaine while on his way to China.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the NDLEA commander at the Enugu airport, Adeofe Adeyemi, revealed that the investigation is being carried into the case and the suspect would be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.

Adeyemi said:

“People need to be aware of this trick because rendering such assistance may just send them to prison or worse, death. This is because drug trafficking is punishable by death in China."

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He went on to implore Nigerians to avoid collecting consignments from people adding that the method is widely used by drug traffickers.

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