A 34-year-old motorcycle parts dealer has been arrested by anti-narcotics agents with 9.150kg of cocaine, which were concealed in the soles of foot wears being imported into the country.
The arrest of the Enugu State-born suspect, identified as OKOLO EMENIKE, was made; weekend, during the inward screening of passengers on a Turkish airline flight from Brazil, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Commander at the Abuja Airport, HAMISU LAWAN, explained that the discovery of the drugs, with an estimated value of £3.8 million which is close to N1.5 billion was the last arrest made in year 2016.
LAWAN said during interrogation, EMENIKE, a father of one, disclosed that he was offered N1 million to smuggle the drugs into Nigeria.
He explained that he was forced to leave the shores of Nigeria for Brazil in search of greener pastures, when his business was experiencing a down turn, owing to recession in the country.
Chairman of the NDLEA, MUHAMMAD MUSTAPHA ABDALLAH who commended his men for the arrest declared that they will continue to take deliberate steps to intercept drugs and ultimately prevent the criminal enrichment of drug cartels.