NDLEA: Black Liquid Cocaine discovered in makeup mascara at Abuja Airport
For the first time in history, a suspected drug trafficker and 52-year-old father of four children, Okeke Adolphus Anayochukwu has been arrested with black liquid cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA Abuja by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
According to the spokesman for the NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, the suspect who claims to be a businessman was arrested with 20.75 kilograms of the black liquid cocaine on Tuesday 15th March upon his arrival at the Abuja airport onboard Qatar Airways flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha, Qatar to Abuja.
The liquid was discovered upon search of his two luggages stuffed with six smaller bags containing 32-makeup mascara, which tested positive to cocaine.
Married with four children, the indigene of Oraifiti in Akwusigo local government area of Anambra State claims he was a businessman dealing in children wares before delving into the illicit drug business.
He claimed he met the person who gave him the consignment to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of Two Million (N2, 000,000) Naira at a drinking joint in Brazil.
In other operations across the country, different quantities of various drugs were recovered from suspects.
Illicit drugs seized in different operations across the country, the NDLEA also recovered the following, 18,380 tablets of Tramadol, and 12,500 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 tablets in Kaduna state, seven and half jumbo sacks of cannabis weighing 362kg in Anambra and in Ogun state 865.2kg of cannibis sativa and Kogi 312.4kg of cannabis sativa.