The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested two businessmen caught with 9.975kg of heroine and 11.685kg of cocaine at the Enugu Airport.
The two men, Obuora Christopher Nebe, 38, and Iheme Promise Onyemauchechukwu, 27, were caught with drugs worth N105 million.
The NDLEA Commander at the Enugu airport, Nsikak-Abasi Udoh, has assured that the suspects will be arraigned at the Federal High Court Enugu.
Udoh said: “Obuora was found to have ingested 70 wraps of cocaine weighing 11.685kg on his way to Turkey, while Iheme had 9.975kg of heroin hidden inside cosmetics on his journey from Bujumbura, Burundi. They were both arrested during screening of passengers on Ethiopian airline flights.”
The Commander explained that Nebe, who hails from Uriagwa in Anambra State, confessed to the NDLEA that he would have been paid the sum of N1,000,000 million if he had succeeded.
His route was Enugu, Adis Ababa and Turkey.
Onyemauchechukwu, who hails from Imo State, according to the agency was recruited in Tanzania by a suspected drug cartel in East Africa and that the suspect told narcotic investigators that he smuggled drugs because he was stranded.
According to him, “I used to sell phone accessories before I left the country. I wanted to go to Malaysia in search of job opportunities, but I was stranded in Tanzania.”