NDLEA arrest drug trafficker with drugs valued at over 400million in Lagos Airport

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A Madrid, Spain bound drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Sunday, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750 kilogramme with a street value of N423 million.

According to a statement by the NDLEA spokesperson, Okonkwo was about boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626 at about 8pm when he was apprehended at screening 2 point and taken into custody by the NDLEA operatives at the Lagos airport. He was subsequently put under observation at the JBTF/NDLEA facility for further investigation.

The statement added that twenty four hours after putting him under excretion observation, the suspect who has been living in Spain for 10 years excreted 39 wraps of cocaine and subsequently passed out a total of 113 wraps in five excretions.

According to NDLEA, further investigation revealed the suspect ingested the illicit drug in a hotel in Igando area of Lagos.

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