The officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested three suspects who attempted to courier cocaine through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
According to the NDLEA, one of the suspects had concealed cocaine inside the sole of his shoes while the other two reportedly tested positive for ingesting illicit drugs and subsequently excreted narcotics.
NDLEA spokesman, Mitchell Ofoyeju, informed reporters that the first suspect, who used to sell shoes in Enugu, Paul Ifechukwu Mbatugosi, 32 years old, was caught with 1.95 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside shoe soles. Mr. Ofoyeju disclosed that the consignment of shoes where the cocaine was concealed most likely originated from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He added that another suspect, Ugochukwu Godson Adugba, 34, ingested 1.50 kilograms of cocaine on his way to Sydney, Australia. The third, Friday Dominic Onuoha, 42, ingested 850 grams of cocaine from Brazil. The NDLEA spokesman revealed that agents were still investigating all the suspects prior to charging them to court. See more photos below: