The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a Nigerian at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 12 parcels of cellophane wrappers, weighing another 7.2kg, with white substances which tested positive to cocaine, Igbere TV reports.
In a statement, NDLEA spokesman Jonah Achema said the new method was uncovered in a recent operation.
“The operation involved Elechi Adendu Kingsley, a Nigerian aged 39, who was arrested with a bag containing cellophane bags during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight ET 911,” the statement read.
Achema said that Elechi, the suspect, an indigene of Umulolo Local Government Area of Imo State who has been living in Brazil for the past 13 years said he would not blame anybody for his involvement.
He said Elechi alleged he was promised N3 million upon safe delivery of the drugs to somebody in Nigeria, adding he was in Nigeria preparatory to his wedding in January 2021.