How NDLEA Discovered 2.472kg Drugs In Jewelry

THE plans by one Oluigboka Emmanuel Chukwuemeka to become rich overnight has ended up in detention, as he has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in connection with 2.472kg of cocaine hidden inside jewelry.

The 33-year-old suspect, according to the anti-narcotic agency, arrived from Brazil aboard a KLM flight and was intercepted at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The agency said powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine were found in his bag of jewelry during search, adding that it took several hours to extract the cocaine from the jewelry because of the complex method of concealment.

Speaking on the latest discovery, NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, said the drug was factory-packed inside assorted jewelry.

This mode of concealment is strange and it is the first time of discovering drugs inside jewelry.

The drugs were industrially packed in ear rings, buttons, necklaces, bangles, as well as in female belts.

We had to forcefully open them to recover the drugs. The entire quantity of cocaine found in the jewelry products weighed 2.472kg.

One arrest has been made in connection with the seizure, Umar stated.

He explained that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, who had lived in Brazil for over five years, is believed to be working for a suspected Brazil-based drug syndicate.

However, Chukwuemeka, in his statement, said he was smuggling the drug for a fee.

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