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University student caught with cocaine at airport

13 September 2013, 07:18Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested a 32-year-old undergraduate, Chizoba Nwabuwa, for ingesting 25 wraps of male condoms filled with cocaine at Enugu Airport.

NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mitchell Ofoyeju, told CAJ News that the suspect was arrested during the inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian flight from Brazil.

Also confirming the same incident at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu was Nsikak- Abasi Udoh, who said investigations were in progress.

“The suspect excreted 25 wraps of a liquid substance that tested positive for cocaine, weighing 1.250kg."

"This is the first drug seizure to be made at the airport; it is exciting because we have just commenced operations,” said Udoh.
Nwabuwa is a 400 level student of Fine and Applied Arts at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University at Awka in Nnambra State.

When asked why he embarked in drugs, he said: “I wanted to use the N500 000 they promised to pay me in developing my art gallery. They assured me in Brazil that authorities will not be able to detect liquid cocaine, so I was confident.”

- CAJ News


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