Drug Trafficker Intercepted At Abuja Airport With N564 million Heroin

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A suspected drug trafficker, Goodluck Odeh, 40, was intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with two kilograms of heroin, which worths is estimated at about N564 million.

Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said in a statement on Sunday, that the illicit substance was concealed in the lining of the false bottom of his suitcase.

He also disclosed that Odeh who is from Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State was arrested at the airport’s departure lounge during an outward clearance of Ethiopian aircraft 911 en route Abuja-Addis Ababa-Italy.

“Under interrogation, Odeh claimed he has been living in Italy since 2015 when he got into the country through Libya. He said he works as a laborer in a farm in Italy and is paid about 50 euros a day. He also works as a flier distributor when the farming season is over and gets as much as 50 euros a day. Odeh claimed he came to Nigeria over two weeks ago to see his family and to buy foodstuffs to sell on his return to Italy. He added that after spending some days between Edo and Delta states where he bought some foodstuffs. He also traveled to Lagos to get part of the foodstuffs and bush meat. He claimed he didn’t know how the drug found its way into his bag as he bought the suitcase from a second-hand open market in Lagos. He also said he doesn’t have the market address. Ode also said he was accompanied to the market by a man he first met the day he arrived Lagos from Benin. Commander of the Abuja Airport Command Kabir Tsakuwa said charges have already been filed against the suspect while further investigations continue to explore other leads on the case,” the statement read.

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