Two suspected drug traffickers, Emeka Okoro and Ibrahim Bello, have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with cocaine weighing 1.1 kilogrammes and with street value of N264m.
The Director of Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, adding that Okoro was intercepted with 900 grams of cocaine in a commercial bus on the Abuja-Gwagwalada Road on Monday, April 26, 2021 based on intelligence, while Bello was nabbed with 200 grams of the illicit drug in the Zuba area of the Federal Capital Territory on the same day through a controlled delivery operation.
According to the statement, the Commander of the NDLEA in the FCT, Mohammed Sokoto, said Okoro was an intending traveller to Libya through Kano and Agadez in Niger Republic with wraps of cocaine weighing 900 grams.
“The wraps of cocaine were not to be swallowed as had always been the case, but to be concealed in jerry cans of palm oil and transported through the border in Kano to Agadez and Libya. The suspect, Emeka Okoro, revealed that this had been the trend in the past months,” Sokoto said.