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Ex-convict nabbed for drug trafficking, risks another jail

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Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said they had arrested an ex-convict, Onyeka Charles Madukolu, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, for importing 5.90 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in cans of deodorants and ladies’ lip gloss into Nigeria.

The suspect had earlier been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Ethiopia for drug trafficking offences and released from prison in 2020.

He was intercepted on Friday, September 16, 2022 at the Lagos airport while returning from Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian airline.

This was disclosed in a statement, Sunday, by the Spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi.

Babafemi said, “A search of his luggage revealed he had concealed 5.90kg cocaine inside cans of deodorants and female lip gloss.

“During preliminary interview, he claimed to have gone into the drug business to raise fresh capital to start a legitimate business after his release from Ethiopian prison in 2020.

“The father of two kids, one each from a Nigerian woman and a Brazilian lady, said he was into motor spare parts business before going into the illicit trade.

“The 44-year-old indigene of Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State said he was expecting to be paid N2 million on the successful delivery of the illicit drug in Nigeria.”

The anti-narcotic agency also made other arrests.


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