Paris-bound businessman arrested after excreting 111 wraps of cocaine at Abuja airport

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Operatives of the NDLEA have arrested a 48-year-old Paris, France-bound businessman, Emmanuel Okechuku Orjinze for allegedly ingesting 111 wraps of cocaine.

He excreted the illicit drugs after days of observation in the agency’s custody following his arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.

NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 26, said: “Okechukwu who also claims he is a professional footballer in Europe was arrested on Tuesday, May 21, during the outward clearance of Airfrance flight AF 878 from Abuja to Paris, France.

After a body scan confirmed he ingested illicit drugs, he was taken into custody where he excreted a total of 111 pellets of cocaine that weighed 1.603 kilograms over a period of three days.

The suspect claimed he does business in the maritime sector while still scouting for any European football club to engage him.”


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