- The NDLEA has made a very important arrest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos
- The catch was a suspected drug peddler, Ukaegbu Bright Onyekachi
- Onyekachi hid about 3.30 kilogrammes of hard drug in T-shirts stickers
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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday, February 1, arrested a suspected cocaine peddler, Ukaegbu Bright Onyekachi.
According to the NDLEA commander at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, Ahmadu Garba, Onyekachi arrived in Nigeria with 3.30 kilogrammes of the illicit drug, The Guardian reports.
Garba told journalists that the suspect was arrested at the inward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airline at the E arrival hall of the airport.
Onyekachi hid the exhibits in T-shirt stickers but was discovered during thorough checking by NDLEA personnel.
Speaking on the arrest, Garba said:
“The hard drug was cleverly concealed in T-shirts stickers, but he couldn’t escape the eagle eyes of our detectives.”
Confirming the development, a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, on her Twitter page wrote:
"Few days after a cocaine cartel was burst at the Murtala Mohammed Internationl Airport, Lagos, another trafficker, Ukaegbu Bright Onyekachi has been nabbed with 3.30 kilograms of illicit drug, cleverly wrapped in TShirt Stickers.
"He flew in on an Ethiopian Airline from Brazil."
Meanwhile, the NDLEA command at Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Special Area Command, Abuja, had caught a man who was in the country in preparation for his wedding.
The soon to be husband, identified as Elechi Adendu Kingsley, was caught with banned substances by personnel of the agency.
Kingsley, an indigene of Umulolo local government area of Imo state, said he has been living in Brazil for the past 13 years.
Going further, he said he came to prepare for his wedding scheduled for January 2021. Speaking of his predicament, he said he was promised the sum N3 million if he successfully delivers the package to somebody in Nigeria.
Kingsley, however, refused to blame anybody for the trouble he found himself in.
“I am an adult and I am fully aware of what I was going into. I agree that somebody gave it to me but I offered to carry it.”