Europe-bound 17-yr-old student arrested with 7.2 kilogram of meth at Abuja airport

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A 19-year-old student, Benjamin Nnamani Daberechi, has been arrested by operatives of the National Dr¥g Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for allegedly attempting to export 7.2 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed in crayfish to Europe where he was going for undergraduate studies.

The teenage suspect was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, in Abuja on Wednesday, July 12, during an outward clearance of passengers on Turkish Airlines flight TK 0624.

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, July 16, disclosed that: “While being interviewed by operatives, Daberechi claimed he was a student on his way to Cyprus for studies, but upon a thorough search of his luggage, he was found in possession of 7.2kg of whitish substance neatly concealed inside a sack of crayfish.

A field test of the substance however proved positive to Methamphetamine.”


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