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NDLEA arrests 3 drug dealers

07 June 2013, 12:11

Lagos - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  on Thursday said it arrested three persons, who allegedly ingested 161 wraps of narcotics weighing 3.085kg in Lagos.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Ofoyeju Mitchell, the NDLEA said the suspects were apprehended at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

"Two of the suspects were importing the drugs into the country, while one was caught attempting to export the drugs to London.

"One of the suspects alleged that a drug baron was after his life for excreting the drugs at the airport toilet in Doha."

It said one of the suspects ingested six wraps of cocaine from Brazil weighing 0.095kg and another ingested 1.175kg of heroin from Pakistan.

It said that the third person, who had dual citizenship of Nigeria and Germany, ingested 100 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.815kg on his way to London.

The statement said one of the suspects, who is an auto parts dealer, claimed he ingested 80 wraps of drugs but excreted them in Doha.

"He was arrested during the inward screening of passengers on Qatar airline flight.

"While on observation, the suspect excreted 6 wraps of powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 95 grammes," it added.

"They promised to pay me 2 000 dollars to smuggle the drugs from Brazil to Doha. When I got to Doha, the person who ought to collect the drug from me failed to show up.

"It was for fear of being caught that made me to dispose the drugs at the airport toilet.

"I never knew that six wraps were left in my stomach. Now, I have been arrested and the owners of the drugs are after my life," the statement quoted the suspect.

-  NAN


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