NDLEA nabs man with cocaine in anus at Lagos airportHeadlines, NDLEA (Anti-Drug Agency) Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, have arrested a suspected drug trafficker, Obivuko Ifeanyi, with 210grams of substances that tested positive for cocaine.
Obivuko, who inserted the drugs into his anus, was detected with the aid of a body scanner during the inward clearance of passengers for Turkish airline flight No.TK0625 from Brazil.
The NDLEA airport commander, Hamza Umar, said drug traffickers were currently on the run from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport as a result of a renewed onslaught by his men, coupled with the new body scanner donated by the United States of America (USA) government, which had greatly improved the NDLEA’s efficiency, Obivuko, according to him had decided to take the risk and was apprehended.
Hamza noted that anal insertion by men was a rare and dangerous mode of drug concealment, but said his men were ever ready to beat drug traffickers in their own game.
The suspect, who hails from Orumba North Local Government Area in Anambra State, said he ventured into the drug business in order to give his in-law who died in Brazil, a befitting burial ceremony here in Nigeria.
Obivuko, who, until his arrest, was a dealer in ladies’ hair extension and had lived in Brazil for eight years, said he regrets ever
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