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Businessman arrested with cocaine at Enugu airport

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A 44 year old businessman identified as Mr Augustine Justine Emeka, has been arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Saturday 9th December 2023 at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, AIIA, Enugu State.

Emeka was carrying a twelve (12) consignments of cocaine belonging to members of a drug trafficking organisation.

His arrest was disclosed in a statement by spokesman of the anti-narcotic agency, Femi Babafemi.

The statement reads, “A businessman, Augustine Justine Emeka, 44, who claims he deals in copper wire was arrested at the airport upon his arrival from Douala, Cameroon via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Ethiopia airline with the 12 consignments consisting of seven hundred and ninety-seven (797) pellets of cocaine weighing 17.6 kilograms.

“During preliminary interview, the suspect admitted the cocaine consignments were for delivery to 12 different persons in the country.”

 

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