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2 businessmen nabbed at Abuja airport for ingesting cocaine, heroin


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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have arrested two businessmen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, with consignments of cocaine and heroin going to Hong Kong and France concealed in their bellies.

While 38-year-old ThankGod Chimamkpa Emenike was arrested at the boarding gate of the Abuja airport on Friday 20th October during the outward clearance of passengers on Air France flight 818 to Paris, another passenger, 41-year-old Agbo Chidike Prince was taken into NDLEA custody on Saturday 21st October while attempting to board an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 950 to Hong Kong via Addis Ababa.

They were both arrested and detained after their body scan revealed they ingested illicit drugs. After days in custody and a number of excretions, Emenike excreted 72 wraps of heroin weighing 1.171 kilograms, while Chidike discharged 49 pellets of cocaine with a total weight of 998.53grams.

Chidike in his confession according to a statement made by the spokesman of the anti-narcotic agency, Femi Babafemi, disclosed that he is a businessman dealing in spare parts at the Alaba International market in Ojo area of Lagos.

He added that he was to be paid N3.5million which he intended to use to import goods from Hong Kong.


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