Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested two foreigners with narcotic drugs as suspected drug barons allegedly shift attention to Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu. The two (2) suspected drug traffickers were caught during inward and outward screening of Ethiopian airline passengers. They are, 54-year-old Ghanaian comedian, Musah Iddrisu aka Charles Udunehi who bought drugs for 19,000 US dollars and a 20-year-old citizen of Congo DRC, Inana Cedrick who claimed to be a secondary school student in Tanzania.
The NDLEA Commander at the Enugu Airport, Nsikak-Abasi Udoh said that Inana Cedrick was caught with 1.500kg of heroin while Musah Iddrisu was found to have ingested 450 grammes of cocaine. “The Ghanaian comedian ingested 450 grammes of cocaine on his way to Thailand while the student from Congo DRC imported 1.500kg of heroin into the country. We have also apprehended a Nigerian by name John Obi Nwadilichukwu who was to receive the student, collect the drug and pay him for smuggling the drug” Nsikak-Abasi stated.
Officials detected the 1.500kg of heroine hidden inside a luggage during inward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian airline flight. Upon interrogation, Inana revealed that he was given the drug by a Nigerian woman at Nairobi to deliver to her husband in Enugu. In his words, “I was given the drug in Nairobi by a Nigerian woman who told me to give the drug to her husband, John Obi Nwadilichukwu who resides in Enugu. I wanted to use the money they promised to pay me in buying beads for sale in Tanzania. I am a secondary school student from a poor home” he stated.
The Ghanaian comedian, Musah Iddrisu aka Charles Udunehi revealed that he wanted to sell drugs in Thailand. “I am a Ghanaian and a comedian by profession. I got involved in drug trafficking because of my financial predicament. I bought the drugs in Ghana, ingested it and came to Enugu airport. As a new airport, I felt the security will not be like other airports but I was caught. I regret my action” Musah stated.
Speaking on the arrests, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said that adequate security efforts have been made to apprehend drug traffickers at the Enugu International Airport. “We have already deployed our officials to the Enugu airport before it commenced international flights. Adequate security measures have been put in place to apprehend drug traffickers at the airport” Giade stated.
The NDLEA boss commended the officers for the arrests and urged them to remain vigilant at all times.
All the suspects have made confessional statements and will soon be charged to court.
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