By Ismail Auwal
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one Henry Okonkwo, for allegedly trafficking 113 warps of cocaine from Nigeria to Spain.
The NDLEA, while disclosing this in a statement on Friday, said that the drugs are worth millions naira.
Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesman, said that Okonkwo was arrested at the NDLEA screening point at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Sunday.
Babafemi added that the street value of the ingested drugs was N423 million. He noted that Okonkwo was about to board a Turkish Airline flight TK0626 before he was apprehended.
“Twenty four hours after putting him under excretion observation, the suspect who has been living in Spain for 10 years excreted 39 wraps of cocaine and subsequently passed out a total of 113 wraps in five excretions,” the statement read.
“Further investigation revealed, he ingested the illicit drug in a hotel in Igando area of Lagos.”