Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) have arrested three suspected drug traffickers including a 35 year old man that ingested both cocaine and heroin at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. One of the suspects was on his way to Malaysia while two were going to Madrid, Spain at the time of arrest. The suspects who were apprehended within the week in connection with unlawful exportation of narcotic drugs completed the excretion of drugs at the early hours of Thursday September 15, 2011.
The names of the suspects are Udeh Donatus Chukwuka, 35, that ingested 35 wraps of cocaine weighing 815 grammes and 26 wraps of heroin weighing 560 grammes bringing the total weight of drugs ingested by him to 1.375kg. Ukeachu Oliver Aham, 45, ingested 70 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.540kg while Onyeze Izunna Lawrence, 31, ingested 100 wraps of methamphetamine weighing 1.300kg. Apart from Onyeze Izunna that was going to Malaysia, the other two suspects were on their way to Madrid, Spain.
Ukeachu Oliver Aham, 45, ingested 70 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.540kg was nabbed during screening of Emirate passengers to Madrid, Spain. He is a casual worker in a plastic manufacturing company in Spain. The suspect who hails from Imo State is married with two children and had lived in Spain for six years. According to Ukeachu Oliver “I have lungs problem and came to Nigeria for traditional treatment. In the process, I was lured into drug trafficking with a promise of 700,000 naira. It is a shameful thing but I had to do it to survive”.